Take a moment to look beyond the cuts and instead focus on the numerous policy changes proposed in the continuing resolution, and it quickly becomes clear that this is not fiscal prudence at work but ideology.
Republicans say they need to make budget cuts because "America is broke." But at the very same time they voted to cut education programs like Head Start, they voted to continue $4 billion worth of subsidies to Big Oil.
The global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to hit women in poor communities especially hard. If Congress goes through with massive cuts to foreign aid that are under consideration, the effect will be devastating.