Oh, it's way worse than that.
Medicare and CHIP
Rural housing assistance (for "low, low income" families and SENIORS) $40 MILLION rescinded
Alternative energy companies
The list goes on.
Please read the text at the direct link below. Congress is hitting most Americans either through health, housing, energy, the environment, and more.
Cutting $800 MILLION from Social Security spending represents that 23% cut news outlets have been warning us about - as early as 2022.
It's unclear to me what Congress wants to cut.
ACTUALLY, THIS NEW BILL IS THE RESULT OF A MAY 8, 2018 REQUEST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THESE CUTS.
We absolutely have to get to the polls in November, and we'd d@mn well better show up in November 2020, or most of us are going to end up living under bushes or on top of street grates.
We worked. We followed the rules. We raised our families and our children now do the work. We have a social contract.
We'd better protect it.
If there is any more interference in our elections, and we get this crowd back as the result, we need to go to the next step, whatever that may be.
THIS BILL THREATENS THE LIVES OF 10S OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.
First link: the Act itself, actual text: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house...
Second link: Public Law 115-31, listed within the items in first link. Consolidated Appropriations Act (from May 2017) looks like they're taking funding back from an agreement made last year https://www.congress.gov/115/plaws/publ31/PLAW-115...
Third link: Medicare Act and CHIP https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-114publ10/pdf/P...
Fourth link: The cuts Congress wants to make to rural housing for "low, low income" people, families and elderly. Explore the site for your particular concerns: http://www.ruralhome.org/sct-information/mn-hac-re...