Bush to the poor: Drop dead

Right on the heels of "Bush to children: Drop dead," comes the next installment of Bush scumbaggery. In this installment, George W Bush, who has never shied away from pouring billions of taxpayer dollars down the Iraqi toilet, doesn't want to help low-income Americans survive the winter:
About 30 million low-income American households who will need help paying heating bills this winter from a U.S. government program will be left in the cold because of a lack of funding for the program
While his rich friends in Blackwater make money killing and maiming people in Iraq, Bush is perfectly happy to see the poor die in the US thanks to his own misplaced priorities.
U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Friday that current oil prices were "far too high" and the White House said this week the Bush administration was concerned about the impact high energy prices have on low-income families.
Still, the administration did not back away from its threat to veto legislation to boost funding for LIHEAP to levels it has called too high.
LIHEAP has an interim annual budget of $2.16 billion, but the White House wants to cut the program to $1.78 billion for the 2008 spending year that began on October 1.
In 1981, the program's budget was $1.81 billion.

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