GOP House OK’s Measure To Replace Military Cuts With Cuts In Food Stamps And Health Care
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
They have their priorities.
The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care.
The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it’s a dead letter with Democratic leaders, who insist on keeping the automatic cuts in place as leverage to try to force Republicans to agree to a mixture of tax increases and spending cuts to address the nation’s deficit woes.