Today, we’ll witness the Obama administration offer the country a budget rife with compromise – a budget that targets the least among us to pay for the mistakes of the banks and the greed of the corporate elite, who pledge allegiance only to the stock market.
Heating oil subsidies for the poorest people in the US will be cut back, despite the unprecedented winter we’re still enduring. Despite bipartisan agreement among voters that the military budget should be slashed, it won’t be touched. Social Security recipients did not receive even a tiny increase last year, but the Pentagon’s budget will continue to rise with the rate of inflation.
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