Women on welfare are likely to face longer hours of work, education or community service to qualify for their checks. Recipients of Medicaid can expect to face higher co-payments and deductibles, especially on expensive prescription drugs and emergency room visits for nonemergency care.
College students could face higher interest rates when their banks get squeezed by the federal government.
State-led efforts to force deadbeat parents to pay their child support may also have to be curtailed.
By he way, of the 214 votes against this bill (a bill that passed 216-214), only 13 Republicans could be found. And as Bending the Third Rail notes, why are we taking from the people and giving to the corporations.
This jus clearly displays where Bush stands in the Guns or Butter argument. At the same time we are assuring more poverty, illness and suffering for our poor, we are asking for another $70,000,000,000.00 (billion) to supplement our war spending for this year. Seventy billion more, on top of what we are already spending, for a war that we were promised would cost twenty to thirty billion tops.
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