Here it Comes!
600,000 food stamp (SNAP) recipients will be cut, along with devastating cuts to unemployment benefits, massive education cuts, 12 billion dollars in Medicare cuts, and so on. And this is just for starters - this level of slashing will happen every year for the next decade. At which time there will be little left of most major public programs.
Both parties are pointing fingers at each other, but both are to blame. Lawmakers have admitted privately they have no alternative plan at the moment, but they don't need some big-ass plan; they made up these cuts and can undo them if they so choose. The salient point here is that both sets of legislative bozos are choosing NOT to do that. In reality, there is no fiscal emergency - other than the one both parties have created as a pretext to cut vital public programs and protect tax breaks for the rich.