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posted: 11/6/2017 1:01 AM

A highly descructive federal budget

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The House of Representatives passed a highly destructive budget that panders to the rich while torpedoing the middle and lower classes.

The Alliance for Retired Americans had the following to say about it:

"The U.S. House voted 216-212 on Thursday to pass the same destructive 2018 budget that the U.S. Senate approved last week. Representatives did not offer any amendments to the resolution."

The budget will lead to cuts of nearly $500 billion from Medicare and more than $1 trillion from Medicaid over the next 10 years, and paves the way for massive tax breaks for the rich. It will also add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit.

"'The government's disregard for citizens, particularly older Americans, is palpable in this budget. Gutting much-needed safety nets for average Americans so that billionaires and corporations can line their pockets is beyond cruel,' said Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance."

What happened to Republican concerns about federal deficits, and where is the morality in cutting much needed health care?

Who would vote for such an abomination, an attack on citizens of the 14th district? Your "representative" Randy Hultgren.

Anyone but Hultgren 2018.

Anthony Bravos

Woodstock

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