Priorities: Waltons or Medicaid? | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Priorities: Waltons or Medicaid?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Thanks to Daily Kos for this link that reports on some research into the Bush budget by Sen. Bernie Sanders' staff:

Sanders's office came up with some interesting numbers here. If the Estate Tax were to be repealed completely, the estimated savings to just one family -- the Walton family, the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune -- would be about $32.7 billion dollars over the next ten years.

The proposed reductions to Medicaid over the same time frame? $28 billion.

Again, it's not about family farmers.

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