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Chris Wallace: We'd Better Get Used To Ending Real Programs That Serve Real People

Reported by Ellen - March 6, 2011 -

Now that the wealthy have gotten their federal largesse via an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace wants the nation's poorest not only to start tightening their belts but it's time to "get used to it."

On today's Fox News Sunday, the "Power Player of the Week" was the head of Reading is Fundamental, an organization devoted to promoting literacy by handing out free books and other literacy materials to poor children. Wallace reported that 75% of RIF's funding comes from the federal government which has now eliminated that funding in it current proposed budget.

After noting that both Barbara and Laura Bush were RIF supporters, and that the organization will no longer be able to hand out the 15 million books a year it now offers, Wallace concluded the segment by saying, "For all the talk of waste, fraud and abuse, cutting the budget will mean ending real programs that serve real people. That doesn't mean it's wrong. But we'd better get used to it."

Let them eat cake!



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