Northeast lawmakers assail Obama's heat aid cuts

Feb 16, 2011 Full story: MassLive.com 84

President Barack Obama's proposal to cut nearly in half a $5.1 billion home heating aid program for the poor has drawn howls from some of his staunchest allies - Northeastern Democrats.

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john

Eatontown, NJ

#1 Feb 16, 2011
unreal. hows that healthcare bill working out? not too good. snow of maine voted for it and is now saying it will not help jobs. sickening these people have no clue and don't purchase and read a decent news paper. so now they cut heating for the poor, ban drilling, give the epa card blanche, and wonder why they'll be voted out. when they run ask them what they read and what they pay for a daily newspaper. if its not 2 bucks don't vote for them.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Longwood, FL

#2 Feb 16, 2011
Obama knows this will not be cut. That's why he proposed it. This is another Obama charade. Play a game that let's you say, I Tried. What an asshat.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Longwood, FL

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Homeland Security Spends Part of $2.9 Million ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign to Promote Security at NBA All Stars Game

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By Penny Starr
.

( CNSNews.com )– Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expanded her agency’s citizen action campaign “If You See Something, Say Something” to include security plans for next weekend’s National Basketball Association’s (NBA) All Star game in Los Angeles.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/homeland-...
Robert

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Feb 16, 2011
Here is another matter that has just started to receive attention;



http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html

May God bless and have mercy on us.
TedsLiver

United States

#7 Feb 16, 2011
Everything needs to be cut, no exceptions.

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#8 Feb 16, 2011
It's amazes me that during this crisis, NOT ONE, RICH, POLITICAN will do WITHOUT! Instead, the one's that can least afford it, must suffer.

Want to cut the budget? Move the Government to the Robert Taylor homes in Chicago. Make them use Public Transportation. Pay their own utilities. No more Balls, Gayla's, Parties, Celebrity Bashes, ect...on the people's dime. Cut their salaries, and make them pay for their own Obamacare. NO MORE POLITICAL PERKS, ENTITLEMENTS, OR FREEBEE'S, until the country is out of debt, unemployment is down to 4%, and pigs can fly.

Let them find their "moral compass", by living and working in the REAL WORLD! The people already know there is "no free lunch", outside of Washington.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#9 Feb 16, 2011
Geee more of Obama NOT helping the average American, and all but abandoning the poor. I guess it is Bush's fault.

When will people wake up and demand he step down?
Rico

Guatemala

#10 Feb 16, 2011
Well looky here, food control, one step at a time, talk turns into action, public servants are our friends,sure...

Feeding ourselves is on the governments radar-screen...

Power and control, control and power, food is supreme:

“Basic right” to garden protected by House bill

By JUDY FAHYS

The Salt Lake Tribune
First published Feb 15 2011 09:21PM
Updated 5 hours ago Updated Feb 16, 2011 12:18AM

Rep. Chris Herrod’s bill to ward off any federal takeover of family gardens passed the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee unanimously on Tuesday.

The Provo Republican said his HB249 would ensure that Utahns who want to share their garden bounty with family, friends and other state residents should be free to do so.

“I think it is a basic right to grow your own food, grow your own garden,” he said.

Those voicing support for the measure included the Utah Eagle Forum, tea party activists, the Sutherland Institute, Utahns Against Hunger and fellow committee members. A big factor: Herrod had the original wording refined to address what some committee members feared were “unintended consequences.”

Rep. John Mathis, R-Vernal, noted that part of the impetus for the state legislation, the federal Food Safety Modernization Act passed by Congress last year, exempted home gardens, farmers markets, roadside stands and community gardens.

But Herrod countered:“In reality, everybody is going to be pulled under that law.”

The committee also passed HCR7, a resolution supporting public policies that promote outdoor activities for children.

A unanimous committee vote advanced the legislation to the House floor.
Ross

Leesburg, FL

#11 Feb 16, 2011
This cut was an attempt to sucker Republicans into cutting a program that would make Republicans appear to be heartless. The trap won't work.

Republicans are a little smarter than this stupid president. This budget is an attempt to continue to borrow money to fund his socialist agenda. By not learning anything from the midterm results he should have shown everyone what a slow learner his is.
LaTaj Mahall

West Baldwin, ME

#12 Feb 16, 2011
Obama is a Republican in principle. After the wealthy and their political benefactors in the GOP crashed our financial system and put us into huge debt, Obama believes that cuts should be made on the backs of those least responsible for the financial quandaries of the country, while he passed the tax cut extensions for the group most responsible. Disgusting. Let's hope for a solid Democratic primary challenger against Obama so we can actually return this government into one representative of the people again, instead of the corporations.
sue

Amston, CT

#13 Feb 16, 2011
the Messiah wrote:
Homeland Security Spends Part of $2.9 Million ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign to Promote Security at NBA All Stars Game
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By Penny Starr
.
( CNSNews.com )– Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expanded her agency’s citizen action campaign “If You See Something, Say Something” to include security plans for next weekend’s National Basketball Association’s (NBA) All Star game in Los Angeles.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/homeland-...
Gotta keep basketball safe its obummers favorite
Barack Hussein Obama

United States

#15 Feb 16, 2011
TedsLiver wrote:
Everything needs to be cut, no exceptions.
Yes .. cut Obama's head off, too.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#16 Feb 16, 2011
LaTaj Mahall wrote:
Obama is a Republican in principle. After the wealthy and their political benefactors in the GOP crashed our financial system and put us into huge debt, Obama believes that cuts should be made on the backs of those least responsible for the financial quandaries of the country, while he passed the tax cut extensions for the group most responsible. Disgusting. Let's hope for a solid Democratic primary challenger against Obama so we can actually return this government into one representative of the people again, instead of the corporations.
do you dance in circles singing la la la la la la.
Barack Hussein Obama

United States

#17 Feb 16, 2011
Our President made a wonderful and sound decision to cut out heating aid from stinky gray haired old people who are worthless and have done nothing in their lives.

Only their children and grand children appreciate these senior citizens. Such fools. Why respect these old people.

Let them either freeze or move south.

The Messiah has spoken and you will obey him.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#18 Feb 16, 2011
Nothing about Obama says "Leader" to me.
Nancy Pelosi

United States

#19 Feb 16, 2011
We need to cut this funding out to see what happens.
Barney Frank

United States

#20 Feb 16, 2011
I spoke with Nancy Pelosi today and told her if more senior citizens became homosexuals, I would support not cutting funding for heat.
Joe Biden

United States

#22 Feb 16, 2011
"Heating" is a six letter word, "h-e-a-t-i-n."

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#24 Feb 16, 2011
This is like the coldest winter in history and Obama does this to poor people? I don't have to tell you what we all think of him. He's a monster.

Since: Sep 07

Maumee, OH

#26 Feb 16, 2011
The proposal would cut the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to its 2008 level of about $2.5 billion. Energy prices have dropped since spring 2008, when Congress boosted the heating assistance funding to $5.1 billion.

How many times have we been hearing go back to the 2008 rates?(and by some you who are now saying that's wrong)

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