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Infographic: House Appropriations Bill Ignores the Other 99 Percent
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Infographic: House Appropriations Bill Ignores the Other 99 Percent

Bill Cuts Vital Lifelines While Leaving Tax Breaks Untouched

New appropriations bill eliminates funding for programs that struggling families need, write Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach.

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Last week House Republican leaders released draft legislation that slashes federal funding for core education, health, human services, and labor programs while ignoring better choices for balancing the federal budget including ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and highly profitable companies. These proposed cuts demonstrate that the House leadership is ignoring the Occupy Wall Street protests giving voice to the 99 percent of Americans fed up with federal policies that protect tax laws benefiting the wealthiest while sacrificing programs that help the middle class and poor.

The infographic below illustrates that the House majority’s answer to the growing Occupy Wall Street movement is to make things worse for the 99 percent of Americans trying to hold on to the fraying American Dream.

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Donna Cooper is a Senior Fellow with the Economic Policy team and Melissa Boteach is the Half in Ten Manager at American Progress.

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Donna Cooper

Senior Fellow

Melissa Boteach

Senior Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program

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