HuffingtonPost: House Republicans on Thursday unveiled plans to cut federal money for job training, heating subsidies and grants to better-performing schools.But who can explain the reasons for the "riders" that would remove any safe guards the government (that's us) is supposed to us from:
The draft measure for labor, health and education programs also seeks to block implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, cut off federal funds for National Public Radio and Planned Parenthood, and reduce eligibility for grants for low-income college students.
The measure is laced with conservative policy "riders" opposed by Democrats that would affect worker protections under federal labor laws and block the Education Department from enforcing rules on for-profit colleges that are often criticized for pushing students to take on too much debt.Why should we be able to protect ourselves with our own government? Are Republicans trying to intentionally hurt us? All for just $4 billion?
The measure would cut heating subsidies for the poor by $1.3 billion, or 28 percent, despite demand elevated by the weak economy and high heating oil prices.It's obvious the unemployed and underemployed are too lazy to pay their bills, so this just disciplines them for their lousy lives.