Bush's Budget: The Bad Math Is No Secret The Nation
Ho ho, those of us who have lost jobs or been underemployed aren't really gonna find much reason to cheer this year. That training to compete in the Global Economy? Forget about that:
Job Training. Cuts federal spending on job training by a half-billion dollars. Federal job training programs, including dislocated-worker training, will be cut by $200 million. Federal aid to states for job training, including funding to train veterans, will be cut by $300 million.
Well that was kind of a surprise... gee, we sure hope that they can make those tax cuts—the ones costing us bazillions of dollars—permanent. Sure they go primarily to the uber–wealthy, but isn't that what the "ownership society" is all about?
by the way, $200 million + $300 million = $500 million or (put another way) HALF A BILLION DOLLARS
. Think about that for a second.
Oh, and as for honoring our veterans?
Veterans. More than doubles the co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs and would require some to pay a new fee of $250 a year for the privilege of using the Veterans health care system.
At least that got that swell tribute before the Super Bowl and the thanks of that Budweiser commercial... really, that should be enough them right?
Don't believe us? Every paper in the country will tell you the same thing... read and judge for yourself.
(oh yeah, Uncle Sam? Alex Ross. You should read it... Uncle Sam
by Steve Darnall & Alex Ross. Think of it as modern American fairy tale informed by Howard Zinn)