Head of Black Caucus Slams Obama’s Budget

February 15, 2011  |  

(Politico) — Black Democrats are hitting President Barack Obama hard for his 2012 budget, further illustrating a divide between a core constituency and the White House.  The most resounding statement came Monday from Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, who said he is “struggling to understand how this budget helps us to best achieve” the goal of protecting “our children from a mountain of debt.  “Cutting funding to programs that assist hard-working Americans, help families heat their homes, and expand access to graduate-level education seems to conflict with the notion of winning the future,” Cleaver said in a statement.

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