Get 69% of their cuts to non-defense spending from programs that serve people of limited means.
This information depicts the striking imbalance of the House and Senate budget plans. They turn a blind eye to the principle that the nation’s fiscal problems should not be addressed by imposing more hardship on the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.
The budget plans ignore other alternatives to reducing the deficit, most notably by failing to reduce the more than $1 trillion a year in tax expenditures, which disproportionately benefit high-income households.
They thereby ignore the seemingly widespread consensus that has emerged of the importance of advancing shared prosperity. If these proposals are enacted, the damage to low- and moderate-income families and individuals will be substantial.
Given the wide disparity in the level of cuts between the two budget resolutions, it will be difficult for the two chambers to reconcile the differences and come up with a unified budget resolution.
Click here for the Senate Budget Committee’s budget resolution.
Click here for the House Budget Committee statement.
Click here for more information from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC.)
Click here for CBPP’s report on the committee budgets.