Sunday, October 30, 2005

How we're paying for the war

The New York Times this morning reports:
The two houses of Congress are expected to approve the changes in the next two weeks as part of competing bills to slow the growth of federal spending. Negotiators from the two chambers would then try to work out the differences.

The House bill would take all of its savings from Medicaid, the program for low-income people, while leaving Medicare, the program for those 65 and older and the disabled, untouched, as the Bush administration wants. By contrast, the Senate bill would squeeze savings from both programs.


A wise man once said that the soul of a country is judged by how it cares for it's poor and it's elderly. Does this nation "under God" even have a soul?

1 Comments:

Blogger boring said...

Right on.

2:15 PM  

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