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Topic: budget cuts

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November 5, 2013 at 7:29 AM

When poverty is growing, cutting food stamps is not the answer

Cut salaries of rich military contactors to save money As food stamp benefits decrease, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives wants to cut another $39 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years [“State will lose $144 million a year as food-stamp extra benefit expires,” NWFriday, Nov. 1]. At a time when poverty is growing, this…

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May 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Seattle transportation cuts

King County needs to manage money better Guest columnist and King County Executive Dow Constantine tells the state to think of King County as a business and give it the carte blanche he needs in order to freely tax at away for transportation funding because — keeping with his metaphor — that’s good business [“Allow King…

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April 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Food program is cut in half

Bring back funding When state and federal programs are cut because of sequestration or austerity, our entire society suffers [“Cuts to food program hurt hungry kids, educational goals,” Opinion, April 19]. As members of Bread for the World, we study the effects of hunger and poverty, and see the beneficial results when programs that help poor and…

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April 25, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Flight delays increase due to FAA budget cuts

Raise ticket prices Sequestration requires the Federal Aviation Administration to cut its budget by $637 million [“Some flight delays over FAA budget cuts,” News, April 23]. Since America’s airlines carried 736 million passengers last year, here’s a radical idea for the Congress to debate for the next 10 years: Raise the price of a ticket a…

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