To The Daily Sun,
Congressman Frank Guinta is a master of misleading self-promotion. In his August Union Leader op-ed, he portrays himself as caring and dedicated to the public good. Balderdash!, as tightwad Scrooge might say.
Frank "Scrooge" Guinta sits on the House Budget Committee, and people should know that he voted a cruel and stingy budget out of committee, which makes mockery of his honeyed words. The Republican budget would cut $3.7 trillion over the next decade from programs for low- and middle-income people.
By 2026 such programs would be cut by 42 percent, and 62 percent of the cuts would come from low-income programs like Medicaid, Pell grants, Children's Health Insurance Program, the Social Services Block Grant (includes Meals on Wheels, employment services, and substance abuse), and food stamps. But don't look for his wealthy cronies to pay more — not in Guinta's budget. Guinta seems comfortable with the idea that tens of millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage and food support.
Guinta's always crowing about his language to strengthen opioid addiction recovery programs, but he voted against funding them, opposing both a Budget Committee amendment to increase funding and the Omnibus Appropriations bill. Did you think we wouldn't notice?
Guinta "create(s) opportunities for those less fortunate"? "Always put(s) (our) needs first"? Please. At least Scrooge didn't lie about being mean and miserly.
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