Thank God they won’t allow cuts to the Pentagon budget!

Thousands of poor people across the Northeast are bracing for a difficult winter with substantially less home heating aid coming from the federal government.

“They’re playing Russian roulette with people’s lives,” said John Drew, who heads Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., which provides aid to low-income residents in Massachusetts.

The issue could flare just as New Hampshire votes in the Republican presidential primary.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said she hopes the candidates will take up the region’s heating aid crunch because it underscores how badly the country needs a comprehensive energy policy.

Several Northeast states already have reduced heating aid benefits to families as Congress considers cutting more than $1 billion from last year’s $4.7 billion Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that served nearly 9 million households.

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  1. Fascist Democrat Carl Levin/John McCain’s Defense Authorization Act gives the military $662 billion dollars to spend in 2012. (That’s the amount made public.) Or 22% of the total federal budget ($2.965 billion excluding Social Security.) Social Security got $761 billion which is fully funded. Except for the part that the politicians are playing games with to get their Payroll Tax Holiday Bill passed. That $1000 or $1500 that the taxpayer will get in his/her check now will reduce his/her payout later when he/she retires. So it’s at least a triple edged sword. Why do we need the worlds largest military if we’re such a Peaceful country?

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