Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good Timing

After all the talk about cutting spending without getting specific, we finally have a Republican who will step up to the plate and actually name a program he would like to see cut.

House Republicans have targeted one of the first programs they would like to ax: the $25 billion emergency fund for people who lose their jobs, part of last year’s stimulus bill. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said the program encourages states to increase their welfare caseloads “without requiring able-bodied individuals to work, get job training, or make other efforts to move off of taxpayer assistance.”

The program ended on September 30, 2010.

HT to Think Progress.