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  •  The Party of Opportunity... WTF!!! (25+ / 0-)

    Here is what the party of opportunity produces... and it hits the Hispanic community particularly very hard.

    HR 1: House GOP spending cuts will devastate women, families and economy

    If the House passes H.R.1, the  Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, girls and women would bear a heavy burden—from girls in early childhood programs to women in their working and childbearing years to women in retirement.

    For more than forty years, for example, the Title X program has provided family planning services, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and other preventive health care to low-income women. But H.R. 1 eliminates the Title X program, abandoning the more than five million low-income women and men who are served each year by Title X-funded health centers. It also eliminates funding for teen pregnancy prevention, creating yet another barrier for young women in need of resources to help them make responsible decisions about their health and their lives.

    H.R. 1 also slashes funding for programs that promote the health of pregnant women, infants and young children. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides food, counseling and other supports to millions of low-income pregnant women, new mothers and infants.  Studies have linked participation in WIC with higher birth weight and lower infant mortality. H.R. 1 slashes $747 million from WIC.  Each year, more than two million pregnant women and 27 million children receive health services from state and local programs supported by the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. H.R. 1 cuts $50 million from this program.

    In addition, H.R. 1 gouges key federal early learning investments—Head Start, Early Head Start and the Child Care Development Block Grant. It takes more than $1 billion from Head Start and $39 million from child care, which will cause 368,000 children to lose the early learning support they need to start school ready to succeed and will leave in the lurch thousands of families who rely on child care assistance to work.

    H.R. 1 also threatens educational opportunities for women. It eliminates the Women’s Educational Equity program, which helps schools comply with Title IX, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. And it makes college less affordable for millions of low-income women and men by reducing Pell Grants by more than $800 per student and eliminating the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program that provides additional grants to the lowest-income Pell recipients.  


    The list of cuts goes on and on and on... hitting the poor and the middle class while the GOP proposes massive tax cuts for the wealthy.

    The oligarchs are trying to pull up the ladder to the those seeking the opportunity to advance.

    •  An "opportunity" is lying in wait for (8+ / 0-)

      a lamb and pouncing.

      "Opportunity" is the human version of the instinct-driven behavior of the predator. It's modified in the sense that victim is not to be devoured on the spot, but to be exploited first.

      An "opportunity" is an invitation to exploitation. If humans resist the prompt to exploit, that's their own fault.

      "Social darminism" is a euphemism for human predation. There needs to be a euphemism because humans preying on their own kind is really depraved.

      Frogs do it. Frogs jump and catch other frogs in mid-jump.  But that's because they are programmed to respond to a particular rate of motion in their field of vision. This automatic response also accounts for frogs catching swallows, which are too big to swallow, as well as a grass stem dangled in front of their nose.
      In other words, organisms preying on their own kind is really primitive behavior. There is nothing social about mindless frogs.

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 04:43:38 AM PDT

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