The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, September 26, 2005

Action Alert: Derail Operation Offset

The GOP plan to pay for Katrina calls for sacrifice by Americans, but only the poorest and neediest of Americans. Refusing to consider even a temporary suspension of tax cuts for the richest citizens, they have instead opted for cutting Medicaid, students loans, and the Center for Disease Control. The least wealthy get to continue paying their taxes, and lose benefits that help them get by. Two words: regressive taxation.

Take a minute and sign up, patriots. This administration wants to drag our Enlightenment- inspired government back into the Middle Ages.

$225 billion cut from Medicaid
$200 billion cut from Medicare
$25 billion cut from the Centers for Disease Control
$6.7 billion cut from school lunches for poor children
$8.5 billion cut to eliminate all subsidized loans to graduate students
$4.8 billion cut to eliminate all funding for the Safe and Drug-Free schools program