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Thank gosh, Boehner's Plan B failed to garner enough votes to pass the House and was pulled tonight but the big news was in the budget bill that did pass the U.S. House called the "Spending Reduction Act of 2012" that contains horrible, cruel cuts to the Social Safety Net. Among the worst was to completely eliminate complete funding for Meals on Wheels for seniors. Can the GOP sink any lower?

5:44 PM     | The White House keeps attacking Plan B.

The White House spent the better part of Wednesday panning Boehner's Plan B legislation. And hours before the House is scheduled to vote, it released a blog post from Amy Brundage, the deputy press secretary for the economy.

Here it is, in full:

The House Republicans introduced a bill last night, The Spending Reduction Act of 2012, that would negatively impact the American people in several ways. Let’s take a quick look:

It entirely eliminates federal funding for services like Meals on Wheels – which serves 1.7 million seniors – by getting rid of the Social Services Block Grant. This would also eliminate federal funds for child care and related assistance for 4.4 million children; services for nearly 1 million disabled individual; and child protective services which serve 1.8 million at-risk children
They also dismantle programs that help homeowners and prevents foreclosures, one of the most critical sources of federal assistance for homeowners who are struggling with foreclosure and need loan modifications. Not only would this limit the home preservation options available to struggling homeowners but would also undermine efforts to support the housing market’s fragile recovery
And they eliminate guaranteed funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, significantly weakening its ability to make sure that the financial products and services that Americans depend on every day —including credit cards, mortgages, and loans—work better for the people who use them.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/...


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The House GOP narrowly passed the Spending Reduction Act earlier in the night, 215-209.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/...

This spending bill is more a political statement than a spending plan since it was already passed in May 2012 and never took up by the Senate.

But the spending bill does show where the GOP heart really is. This spending bill replaces the sequester spending bill that had defense cuts with the new Spending Reduction Act of 2012 that has not defense cuts but massive cuts in social spending.

Well, time to keep on the pressure on Congress against these crazy GOP members of Congress.

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