Washington DC Thrown Under The Bus In Budget Deal
To appease anti-choice Republicans, Washington DC is prevented from spending its own tax money on abortion services for low-income women, and for a needle-exchange program to stop the spread of HIV; and a public school-gutting voucher program is being forced on the District. (h/t Jon Perr at C&L). Mike Panetta writes:
These riders were attached to DC’s budget by GOP House leadership, but Obama and Reid gave in and let them stay on the budget, which means they’ll be next to impossible to get off for the 2012 and 2013 budgets. So they really screwed us here in DC. It’s hard to believe President Obama is now part of the problem…but the facts speak for themselves.
I’ll post some more concrete actions we can take in the next few days, but I urge everyone to come to a rally being organized by DC Vote on Monday, April 11 at 5:00 in front of the Hart Senate Office Building at 2nd and Constitution, NE.Click here for reuse options!
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