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.