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Spending Cuts Social Safety Net

Don't Forget: Protect the Poorest Americans in Any Deficit Savings 'Backstop'

James R. Horney | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
James R. Horney

In designing automatic across-the-board spending cuts, policymakers will face a decision that's received little attention of late: whether to continue a quarter-century tradition of protecting low-income programs or risk serious harm to the poorest and most vulnerable Americans.