Quaker Lobby Bemoans Debt Ceiling Fiasco in Washington
“Harmful cuts and spending freezes will be coming to education, childcare, job training, transportation, nutrition assistance, housing assistance, community violence intervention programs, international peacebuilding, and environmental protection. The list goes on and on. But notably, and as usual, the Pentagon will face no cuts -- even to programs that are outdated and unwanted. Wealthy individuals and corporations are not asked to pay one penny more in taxes.
- This is indefensible, and our congressional leaders and the president need to ensure that this never happens again,” said Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s associate general secretary for policy and advocacy.
- “Nothing could be worse than defaulting on our debt.
- But notably, and as usual, the Pentagon will face no cuts -- even to programs that are outdated and unwanted.
- This is holding the economy hostage to enact harmful policies that couldn’t pass through the regular legislative process.