GOP Plan Boosts Pentagon, Cuts Social Programs

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The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the from a crippling wave of budget cuts come January.

The reductions, while controversial, are but a fraction of what Republicans called for in the broader, nonbinding budget plan they passed in March. Totaling a little more than $300 billion over a decade, the new cuts are aimed less at tackling $1 trillion-plus government deficits and more at preventing cuts to troop levels and military modernization.

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Source: The Associated Press/Yahoo News