What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Michigan GOP Would Rather End Food Assistance For 200K People Than Raise Taxes On The 1%’
‘Kathleen Gray from the Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan’s Republican-led House Appropriations subcommittee passed a budget that would require drastic cuts for an already eviscerated Department of Human Services’.
‘The proposed budget would have cut 1,000 DHS jobs, made 211,496 people ineligible for food assistance, cut $546,000 in disability assistance, and snatched $15 million from the foster care program — meaning 550 children would be forced to return to dangerous family situations’.
‘Fortunately, Michigan’s more level-headed Senate unanimously passed the far more reasonable budget advocated by Governor Rick Snyder — also a Republican. Although Snyder’s budget provides 269 fewer caseworkers than requested, it’ll leave current programs mostly intact’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/27/michigan-gop-cuts-food-200k-taxes/