Can the Republican party just stop wasting everyone's time pretending they give a fuck about poor people?
GOP Senators Cut Critical Aid To Children, Poor, Elderly
And so it went on the floor of the United States Senate last Friday as those perennially heartless – but almost always smiling – Senate Republicans voted to gut the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program...
Bush signed the legislation without the critical amendment by Harkin, that would have kept funding stable for the CSBG program, which provides money to states to help low-income people with essential living expenses such as housing, food and heating costs.
Every Democrat on the floor – along with Independent Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont -- voted for the amendment while every Republican lined up behind George W. Bush and voted against it...
In totally unrelated (and old) news:
The value of Halliburton's Iraq contracts has crossed the $10 billion threshold. Halliburton has now received $8.3 billion in Iraq work under its LOGCAP troop support contract and $2.5 billion under its no-bid Restore Iraqi Oil (RIO) contract, a total of $10.8 billion.
Nice to see not everyone's suffering under that administration.