Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
To give to the rich:
The food stamp cuts in the House measure would knock nearly 300,000 people off nutritional assistance programs, including 70,000 legal immigrants, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
About 40,000 children would lose eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunches, the CBO estimated.
A separate House measure would scale back federal administrative aid to state child-support enforcement programs, saving the federal government nearly $5 billion over five years but potentially cutting child-support collections even more.
Still another House provision would roll back a court-ordered expansion of foster care support, denying foster care payments to relatives who take in children removed from their parents' homes by court order. That provision would reduce the coverage of foster care payments to about 4,000 children a month and cut $397 million from the program through 2010, the CBO said.
Those tax cuts, totaling $70 billion over five years, would more than offset the deficit reduction that would result from the budget cuts.