Smarmy Alligator

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Bad news bears. The House Appropriations allocations aren’t looking so hot. The biggest cut: I’ll let you guess. Ready? Did you guess the EPA, Health and Human Services, and Education? Good job! Federal land conservation? Cut. Safe and drug-free schools programs? Cut. Energy and water programs? Cut (good thing we’re trying to lessen our oil dependency). Community development block grants? Yeah, who needs those?

What I bet you didn’t guess: “Among the winners are Congress itself, which would receive a 4.9 percent increase” (from the WashingtonPost).


You can see a break down of the allocations here, and read about it from the Washington Post here.


Written by laura k

May 6, 2005 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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