Sunday, April 6, 2014

How does our national budget reflect our values?

It has often been said that if you want to find out what someone values, take a look at their check register to see how they've been spending their money.

How does the budget proposed by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin reflect his values?  As the House Budget Committee chairman he proposed a budget that would dramatically cut Medicaid and food stamps, while also repealing the recently enacted Affordable Care Act.  His budget would also increase spending for the military by about $483 billion through 2024.  Additionally he would cut federal subsidies for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  The Clean Technology and Strategic Climate Fund would be eliminated as would subsidies for Amtrak and the AmeriCorps program.

To read more about his budget proposals visit the New York Times article, Ryan budget would cut food stamps and medicaid deeply

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