Obama’s 2012 budget proposal cuts several billion $$ from gov. energy assist prgm.

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    Oh nos!!! he be killin' da little chillin's:eek:But day da poe'!!!!


    I can actually see the headines now-

    "Obama cuts heating money,
    100's of thousands of children at risk of freezing, "


    well actually I can't, thats reserved for Republicans, ala kids starving cause the welfare was cut....:eusa_hand:



    EXCLUSIVE: White House to Cut Energy Assistance for the Poor
    Budget proposal would cut billions from aid program.

    President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government’s energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told National Journal.

    It's the biggest domestic spending cut disclosed so far, and one that will likely generate the most heat from the president's traditional political allies. That would satisfy the White House, which has a vested interest in convincing Americans that it is serious about budget discipline.

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, would see funding drop by about $3 billion from an authorized 2009 total of $5.1 billion. The proposed cut will not touch the program's emergency reserve fund, about $590 million, which can be used during particularly harsh cold snaps or extended heat spells, three officials told National Journal.

    In 2010, Obama signed into law an omnibus budget resolution that released a total of about $5 billion in LIHEAP grants for 2011. Pointing to the increasing number of Americans who made use of the grants last year, advocates say that LIHEAP is already underfunded. The American Gas Association predicts that 3 million Americans eligible for the program won't be able to receive it unless LIHEAP funding stays at its current level.

    more at-
    NationalJournal.com - EXCLUSIVE: White House to Cut Energy Assistance for the Poor - Wednesday, February 9, 2011


    well, he could keep them warm buy putting them work....:eusa_whistle:
     
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    You'd think there would be wailing and gnashing.
     
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    A few bureaucratic are going to be shuffled around thats all
     

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