Friday, December 24, 2004
Politics of the Day - Xmas Edition
Merry Xmas from GWB and his economic bunglers:
"...Charities forced to suspend programs
...In one of the first signs of the effects of the tightening U.S. budget, in the past two months the Bush administration has reduced its contributions to global food aid programs aimed at helping millions of people climb out of poverty.
With the federal budget deficit expanding and President George W. Bush promising to reduce spending, the administration has told representatives of several charities that it is unable to honor some promises.
The cuts to charities, estimated by some charities at up to $100 million, come at a time when the number of hungry in the world is rising for the first time in years and all food programs are being stretched.
"We have between five and seven million people who have been affected by these cuts," Lisa Kuennen, a food aid expert at Catholic Relief Services, said."
Meanwhile, idiots like Lileks are sanctimoniously arguing about the true 'meaning of Xmas'.
Just a thought - maybe it has something to do with helping the poor not starve. (Links via MeFi).