Heaven forbid Congress does anything to stop handouts for the 1% bankers or Big Oil, but you can always count on them to throw the poor under the bus. How very moral and decent of them. The Hill:
Just days before the holiday season, the Obama administration released more than $800 million to states as part of a program to help low-income people pay their heating bills during the winter months. But the move comes as the program, known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), faces major funding cuts. A year-end spending bill approved by Congress in recent days slashes funding for LIHEAP. The legislation funds the program at $3.48 billion, down from about $4.7 billion last year. That’s about a 25 percent reduction.