2.06.2006 | Priorities

The new Bush budget: While giving no new aid to Katrina survivors, it seeks to keep in place the huge tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthy.

Update (2/10/2006): Apparently, tax cuts are also more important than feeding the elderly poor, among 140 other programs.

Update (2/17/2006): After a conversation with a friend, I realized that – along with the elimination of the Social Security survivors' death benefit – this can quite literally be called stealing money out of the hands of widows. Social Security is supposed to be a guarantee, and President Bush is betraying that promise.

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