Cheney breaks tie to pass budget cuts in Senate

Merry Christmas to the poor, students, the elderly and the sick from Dick and George:

The measure, the product of a year’s labors by the White House and the GOP in Congress, imposes the first restraints in nearly a decade in federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and student loans.

The “restraints” are cuts in programs. Meanwhile, the very, very rich are sucking up their tax cuts.

Any college students or parents-of out there? Check this out:

The student loan program would be targeted for $12.6 billion in savings over five years, much of it from a change that would peg loans to a fixed interest rate.

Yes, they’re cutting student loands by nearly $13 billion when just two weeks ago they passed ANOTHER FOUR tax cuts totaling nearly $100 billion. Did you get that? They cut your student loans in order to pay for another tax cut.

Ah, to be Republican. Cut taxes and cripple the students. America.

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