Federal Poverty Programs – What is Covered? What is at Risk?
|January 20, 2012||Posted by M. P. under Budget, Policy||
Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution is interviewed by Gigi Hinton in a recent @ Brookings podcast on what the non-decision by the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (or “super committee”) means to the nation’s poor.
In the clip below from the @ Brookings Podcast of December 30, 2011, Mr. Haskins details what programs Congress has built protections for, what programs are at risk for cuts, and the level of partisanship around funding decisions for poverty programs (his impression may surprise some).