Budget Slates Education, Health Programs for Hefty Cutbacks

Education and health programs were top targets for termination or steep cuts in President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget, according to details unveiled this week. Of 141 discretionary programs Bush recommended ending or scaling back significantly to save about $12 billion, 46 are run by the Education Department and 19 by the Health and Human Services Department.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/021207HA.shtml



Bush's Budget Alarms Safety Advocates

Buried inside President Bush's 2008 budget resolution released last week is a provision that would shift control over how anti-violence programs are funded from the legislative to the executive branch. The provision would give the Department of Justice, rather than Congress, discretion over how to spend federal dollars earmarked to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/021207WA.shtml

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