Sunday, April 12, 2009

Grading the Administration 12

Weekly Grades of Obama Administration on Poverty: F

I don't have much to say this week, but the administration did very little toward addressing poverty. I looked at all the federal websites that had anything to do with poverty, but could not find anything. There was another health forum this week, but the biggest issue was the increase in the defense budget. The proposal is to increase defense spending by 4% over last year. There is a decrease in spending on weapons and more money on personnel, but this is money that could go for butter. Even if we reduced the defense spending to the level of the Carter or Nixon administration that would be a step in the right direction. During this recession, we need more butter and fewer guns. One weapon's system could solve homelessness in Cleveland. This is the first F for the administration, and I hope that this is not a trend. Semester grades are coming out soon.

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