PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local public interest group is speaking out against budget-cutting proposals in Congress.Student, Brother In Custody After Shooting Near Lincoln High School Leaves Man Dead, 16-Year-Old Injured, Police Say
She says the House measure slashes many popular programs while barely touching most items that impact corporate interests.
“Tough choices should only come after easy ones,” she told KYW Newsradio today. “And it’s hard to imagine how cuts to Pell grants, food safety, and clean water standards came before eliminating wasteful subsidies and closing corporate tax loopholes and handouts for companies like BP, Goldman Sachs, and Exxon Mobil.”READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Warns Of Shift To Virtual Learning If SEPTA Strike Occurs
DeSmedt is asking voters to get in touch with US senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and ask them to combine spending cuts with revenue enhancements such as tax increases.
Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio 1060.MORE NEWS: Prosecutors Outline Close Working Relationship Between John Dougherty, Bobby Henon In Corruption Trial