Nuts. Far Left Activists to Fast Over Proposed Cuts to Record Obama Budget
Do you believe this?
Leftists are going to starve themselves to death in protest of the Republican budget cuts.
Republican House members have proposed $60 billion in cuts from a $3.82 trillion budget. That’s less than 2% of the total federal budget.
Apparently the $1.65 trillion deficit that Obama racked up doesn’t bother these leftists. (The Captain’s Comments)
The Hill reported:
The heads of five anti-hunger organizations on Monday will lead open-ended fasts to protest proposed cuts to domestic and international food programs contained in the House-passed six month spending bill.
Former Rep. Tony Hall (D-Ohio), the head of the Alliance to End Hunger, told The Hill Friday that Democrats are not doing enough to ensure the cuts do not become law, and he is fasting to give a “voice to the voiceless.”
He will be joined in his water-only fast by Rev. David Beckmann, the president of Bread for the World; Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners; Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive and Ruth Messinger of American Jewish World Service. Beckmann said in an interview that so far 350 others have pledged to join the fast and the groups are seeking more support.
While in office, Hall protested 1993 budget cuts to food programs through a 22-day fast.
He told The Hill that conditions for the world’s poor are worse now, given worldwide food price inflation.