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The federal budget cuts being proposed by conservatives on Capitol Hill are not just heartless and reckless; they will if enacted "close off the route to jobs" and out of poverty for millions of Americans.
That's how Deborah Weinstein, the director of the Coalition for Human Needs, describes the impact of the $65 billion in cuts proposed February 11 by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. The list of cuts released over the weekend by the House Appropriations Committee has been described as "madness"  by our own Bill Scher, but Weinstein says there is a dangerous method to that madness: a targeting of "the lowest-income, most vulnerable people in this country" in ways that will affect our entire economy.