Cuts Would Hurt Middle Class Families
March 8, 2011
“I think most sensible people understand that a budget is two things: it is spending, it is revenue," Sen. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. "Yet the Republicans are just focusing on spending and making absolutely devastating cuts: 200,000 kids under their budget proposal would be thrown off that Head Start. Social Security Admin. cut $1.7 billion, meaning their checks would get out to the elderly and disabled in a much slower time. We're talking about a 30 percent cut to the EPA. We're talking about massive cuts for heat programs that keep people warm in the wintertime. Cuts in Pell Grants at a time when college is unaffordable for many middle class families.” Sanders is a member of the Senate Budget Committee.