I just saw a news story from AP that Obama is considering cutting fuel assistance in half. This requires an immediate and vociferous reaction. I urge you all to call the White House first thing in the morning and read him the riot act.
I am absolutely incensed. I'm feeling another edition of 'savage jokes' coming on. But for now, I'll stick to the issues. We need to put this dumb idea in a quick and angry grave.
Please read on....
I realize that DK prefers we do not react to stories, but this one cannot wait. Not only are we in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression and far too many people are struggling to survive; not only are we facing one of the most brutal winters in decades; not only is the matter of fuel assistance a critical matter now, but its likely to become and even more critical issue for decades to come. Yet our DEMOCRATIC President is willing to sacrifice the poor and economically endangered yet again, to please the lunatics in the Republican Party.
According to AP
President Barack Obama wants to cut $2.5 billion from a $5 billion home heating aid program for the poor, two people familiar with his 2012 budget proposal said Wednesday, halving the popular fund as he looks for places to rein in federal spending.
This is creepy beyond belief. I am absolutely incensed. Just when I thought he couldn't stoop any lower, or sell us out any worse than he already had, once again he finds a new way to fall even further below my bottom line.
The National Energy Assistance Directors' Association (NEADA) expects the number of households requiring fuel assistance
"is expected to climb to 8.9 million households, up from 8.3 million last year and 7.7 million the year before. The association blames the increases on the weak economy and continued high energy prices."
The NEADA and Senator Kerry have spoken out against these cuts and I urge all of you to do so as well.
I urge you to email him immediately and let him know that you won't stand for this. Or if you like, call him in the morning at 202-456-1111.
He's done enough damage to the victims of this corruption-produced economic crisis and he hasn't done anything but make life worse for the tens of millions of poor people who voted for him in 2008. Please do not let him do any more.
Time to take action, folks. The complaint session is over. Let him have it.