To the Editor:
“One in three Americans – more than 100 million people – live in poverty or on the edge of it,” according to a recent report from The Center for American Progress.
With bi-partisan support, Congress recently passed the $ 1.1 trillion Omnibus Appropriation bill for fiscal year 2014. $572 billion, or half of the appropriation, has been budgeted for defense.
According to the House Appropriation Committee chairman, Hal Rogers, “The bill reflects careful decisions to realign the nation’s funding priorities and target precious tax dollars to important programs where they are needed most.”
John St. Lawrence