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Villaraigosa leads rally opposing GOP-proposed cuts to social service and housing programs

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a rain-drenched downtown rally Wednesday opposing Republican-proposed federal budget cuts that he says would slash jobs, social services and other needs.

Addressing several hundred activists, Villaraigosa blamed a “small group of extremists” for pushing cuts that, according to the mayor’s office, would cost fiscally strapped Los Angeles more than $500 million for job training, housing, social services and other programs.

“Say no to those cuts and yes to a brighter future,” the mayor told assembled supporters from the labor, environmental and other sectors.

Lawmakers in Washington are currently at odds on the federal budget. GOP leaders call the proposed cuts essential to scaling back the nation’s ballooning deficit. Many Democrats say the proposals would put the brakes on an already sluggish economic recovery.

Denouncing proposed reductions in arts funding was actor Tim Robbins.

“Arts education funding is not superfluous,” Robbins told the cheering crowd. “It’s essential.”

-- Patrick J. McDonnell at Los Angeles City Hall

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Please tell the Mayor that California spends about 3 to 4 million dollars on illegals each year!

The little Mayor has no problem putting a freeze on hiring more police officers,,Which they deperately need As it is right now the police dept. is under staffed and we find that many new officers that they hire,,,because they have lowered the standads ,get fired,,,,Yet he is at a ralley in the rain opposing the cuts that have to be done ,,,The city is broke and so is the schools "NO MONEY"Could it be that the little guy is wasting resources on Illegals,,,,Sanctuary City?????Financial resources deminish when the police does not do their job,,,,Ticket for violations fo legal or Illegals,,,,,,,,

Why doesn't somebody just flush this stinking filthy, toilet of a city down the sewer where it belongs... it's been smelling up the state for too long!

In case Tim Robbins and other liberals haven't received the message yet, the Tea Party and all they represent is not a small group of extremists. They are a nation wide grass roots movement that is changing the political spectrum in this country. If Tim Robbins thinks art education is essential, let him pay for it. I'm sick and tired of my tax dollars going where the liberals think they should.


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