House Republicans today passed a bill that would restore mandatory sequestration spending cuts to the defense.
Have no fear that they will just add this $72 billion to the nation’s debt. They have a plan. To buy more missiles and battleships, grandma will just need to skip her hot lunch, and poor people will do without health care.
The Hill reports the details here:
The House bill would leave pending mandatory cuts in place, including cuts to Medicare. It would turn off $72 billion in cuts to both the Pentagon and on defense spending mandated by sequestration, but add $315 billion in new cuts, none of which are imposed on the Pentagon.
Under the House-approved legislation, food stamp eligibility is tightened, the Prevention and Public Health Trust Fund under the 2010 healthcare law is ended, the Federal Medicaid match to states is reduced, new stricter eligibility standards for Medicaid are imposed, and the Social Services Block Grant, which funds Meals on Wheels, is ended.
Meals on Wheels? Really? Have they no shame?