The Republicans in the Senate, just passed a number of budget cuts against the poor during this holiday season. But the wealthy came out great as 96 percent of tax cuts go to the top 1 percent in 2006. And here's some other ramifications:
17 million low-income Medicaid beneficiaries would be subject to higher co-payments.About 80% of the savings from the increased co-payments would come from decreases in the use of services such as doctors’ visits and prescribed meds
More than 100,000 people would ultimately lose coverage altogether because they would have trouble paying the premiums.An estimated 255,000 fewer children in low income families not receiving welfare assistance would receive child care aid than received it in 04.
Correction: About 25,000 children will lose out in participating in Head Start in 2006 and approximately 65,000 fewer low-income households will receive rental assistance in 2006
A good ruler: Pslams 72:14-16 "delivers the needy when they cry for help, the afflicted also, and him who has no helper. He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy he will save. He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight"