The Republican Budget War on Children

Politicians who seek steep government spending cuts while opposing a higher U.S. debt ceiling sound a common theme. Slash spending for the sake of the next generation, they say, because the nation's debt is crippling our children's aspirations. "The question comes down to this: What will you say to that next generation about what you did to make sure that wouldn't be their fate?" said Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) at a Republican rally in New Hampshire on Apr. 30.

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