The House voted Thursday to override steep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget mandated by last summer’s debt deal and replace them with spending reductions to food stamps and other mandatory social programs.
While doomed in the Senate and opposed by the White House, the legislation, which would reduce the deficit by $243 billion, is a Republican marker for post-election budget talks with the White House.
Today’s measure is nothing short of brutal, slashing food stamps, nearly eliminating job-training programs, eliminating health care subsidies, slashing the child tax credit, and taking school meals from 200,000 low-income children.
Or, in other words:
The GOP isn’t just giving the appearance of cruel villains, they’re fighting to literally take food away from poor children to avoid cutting a massive Pentagon budget by even a penny.
Video from The Rachel Maddow Show where she documents the President’s endorsement of marriage equality, his Administration’s historic record on LGBT rights, and Republicans’ ever increasing and endlessly horrifying homophobia.
She is serving some educated perspective realness right here.
An absolute must watch for supporters and cynics alike.