Ed Driscoll

Obama Cuts Energy Assistance to the Poor

The National Journal notes:

President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government’s energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told National Journal.

It’s the biggest domestic spending cut disclosed so far, and one that will likely generate the most heat from the president’s traditional political allies. Such complaints might satisfy the White House, which has a vested interest in convincing Americans that it is serious about budget discipline. One White House friend, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), earlier today said a Republican proposal to cut home heating oil counted as an “extreme idea” that would “set the country backwards.” Schumer has not yet reacted to Obama’s proposed cut.

JammieWearingFool asks:

Why do Democrats hate poor people so much? So heartless. So cruel.

But as long as the increase in the price of energy is a sufficiently gradual adjustment, why would the president (not to mention his supporters in the MSM and Hollywood) object?