Friday, November 04, 2005

The Poor Get Screwed by the Republicans...Again

Sometimes I think that the Republicans in Congress don't give a shit about anyone but their rich corporate patrons. My concerns were reinforced when I read this post at AMERICAblog. Based on this article in the Washington Post, the AMERICAblog post describes a plan to cut 40,000 kids from school lunch programs to pay for another tax cut in the near future.

I have been trying not to publish too many depressing stories...but we need to know what is going on. At a time when millions of Americans are in dire economic straits our Congress keeps passing legislation that works against the best interests of the poor.

There is one piece of good news. Senator Reid and his Democratic colleagues provided some evidence yesterday that they are willing to act as an opposition party. They might even decide to take up the cause of the poor and the disadvantaged in our society.