Romney on spending: Guns triumph over butter
By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education.
Romney also promises budget increases for the Pentagon, above those sought by some GOP defense hawks, meaning that the rest of the government would have to shrink even more. Nonmilitary programs would incur still larger cuts than those called for in the tightfisted GOP budget that the House passed last month.
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Republicans to slash food stamps
By DAVID ROGERS | 4/16/12 12:04 PM EDT Updated: 4/17/12 8:12 AM EDT
From food stamps to child tax credits and Social Service block grants, House Republicans began rolling out a new wave of domestic budget cuts Monday but less for debt reduction — and more to sustain future Pentagon spending without relying on new taxes.
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--------------US House OKs Republican replacement for automatic cuts
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* Republican plan cuts social programs to shield military
By David Lawder
WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Republican plan to halt automatic spending cuts and protect military budgets next year by cutting social safety net programs and rolling back some financial reforms.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/ ... V020120510
GOP plan protects Pentagon, cuts social programs
By Andrew Taylor
Associated Press / May 7, 2012
One-fourth of the House GOP spending cuts come from programs directly benefiting the poor, such as Medicaid, food stamps, the Social Services Block Grant, and a child tax credit claimed by working immigrants. Federal workers would have to contribute an additional 5 percent of their salaries toward their pensions, while people whose incomes rise after receiving coverage subsidies under the new health care law would lose some or all of their benefits.
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Afghanistan’s Karzai thanks Obama for ‘your taxpayers’ money’
By Olivier Knox – Sun, May 20, 2012
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Holder: House committee’s contempt vote ‘divisive’ and ‘entirely unnecessary’
By Olivier Knox
June 21, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder showed no sign of backing down Wednesday in his escalating battle with House Republicans over his handling of the fallout from the Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation. He denounced a House committee's party-line vote to hold him in contempt of Congress as "divisive," "political theater," and "entirely unnecessary."
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/hol ... d=16614973
US seen awarding Israel largest ever aid package
The enhanced security cooperation is in addition to regular military aid and money for Israel's missile defense program.
23 May 12
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