What’s Safe From Sequestration?

Posted: February 27, 2013 by ShortTimer in Government, Welfare state

National Journal has a nice list.

Many aren’t surprising.

Low-income programs, including:

Academic Competitiveness/Smart Grant Program;
mandatory funding under the Child Care and Development Fund;
Child Nutrition Programs (including School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Food, and others, but excluding Special Milk);
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
Commodity Supplemental Food Program;
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the TANF Contingency Fund;
Family Support Programs;
Federal Pell Grants;
Foster Care and Permanency Programs;
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps); and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

When the Founders wrote “provide for the common defense, secure the blessings of liberty, and promote the general welfare”, they did not mean handouts – especially when the first thing cut is providing for the common defense.


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