At least 22 million would go hungry under Ryan/Romney budget

Posted: 04/29/2012 in Uncategorized

The Fifth Column

In today’s politics the term compassionate conservatism is an oxymoron. There’s no such thing with this bunch…

Daily Kos

Remember how those massive budget cuts in the Romney/Ryan plan fall primarily on poor Americans? The Center for American Progress has a new report detailing how those cuts in turn will affect children.

cuts to kids
  • The House Agriculture Committee’s budget cuts $33 billion from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program over the next decade, along with cuts that tie it into other safety net programs, which means school breakfast and lunch is out. As many as 22 million kids will go hungry.
  • Ways and Means eliminated the Social Services Block Grant, which funds state programs for child abuse prevention and intervention, foster care and child protective services. More than 11 million children are helped with these programs.
  • Immigrant parents won’t be able to use the child tax credit, because Ways and Means would allow…

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