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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
House Passes Draconian Budget
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
America already is thirdworldized. Majority House members deepened it.
On Wednesday, the Senate Budget Committee began marking up its version, likely similar to House legislation when completed.
Budgets represent a step toward congressional work on cutting taxes. If achieved, it'll look nothing like what Trump's Goldman Sachs Mnuchin and Cohn duo proposed.
On Thursday, House members voted 219 to 206 to slash funding for Medicare, Medicaid, other healthcare services, education, food stamps, Pell grants, income security programs for the poor, other low-income services, nutrition assistance, federal pensions, other social programs and infrastructure by $5.8 trillion over the next 10 years, gutting remaining social safety net protections – while prioritizing military spending along with tax cuts for corporate America and high net-worth households.