Every Budget Under Assault

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Right-wingers are holding the budgets for national programs hostage. Everything from public broadcasting to health care for the poor and sick is on the chopping block. This crackdown comes as we pour money into wars of choice, give subsidies to our socialized oil companies and spend billions to keep more of our population in prison than any other country.

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