War profiteers take priority over the needs of poor people

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Working people in America are screwed – while Republicans serve only the best interests of war profiteers. As a result of last year’s debt-limit deal – the bloated Defense Department’s budget will take a $78 billion cut at the beginning of next year – meaning fewer lucrative contracts for defense corporations to build weapons we don’t need.

But this week – Republicans in the House will vote on legislation to reverse those scheduled cuts to the Pentagon – and instead take the money out of programs to assist struggling working people. The Republicans’ trickle-down austerity proposal – slashes $379 billion from unemployment benefits, food stamp programs, and health insurance programs – all to make sure that the war machine in America is satisfied. Heading into the 2012 election season – Republicans have made their choice – they’d rather give defense contractors a second mansion in the suburbs of Virginia – than give hungry families enough food on the table to eat.

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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