War on Working Families

War on Working Families

With a government shutdown looming, the House set a Friday vote on a stopgap spending measure to run the government through Dec. 15. The continuing resolution would take away funds to implement the new Obamacare health care program. It also would extend automatic spending cuts, the so-called sequestration, in programs like Head Start and Meals on Wheels. “We are looking at a real effort to dismantle the United States government and wreak havoc on the lives of millions and millions of people,” Sanders said in a Senate floor speech. He discussed the budget showdown with radio host Ed Schultz. Then, later on  Thursday, the House narrowly voted to cut funds for food stamps. The senator talked about that moments after the vote with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.