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Washington — The Congressional Black Caucus isn’t happy with President Obama‘s budget and they are making it clear.

In a statement that shocked many on Capitol Hill, CBC Chair Emanuel Cleaver harshly criticized the president.

“Rebuilding our economy on the backs of the most vulnerable Americans is something that I simply can not accept,” Cleaver said. “I understand that now is the time for us as a nation to sacrifice in order to protect our children from a mountain of debt; however, I am struggling to understand how this budget helps us to best achieve this critical goal.”

Obama’s decision to cut community development funding and home assistance programs among others, will have a negative affect on both Blacks and Latinos, who are twice as likely to live in poverty as the rest of the population.

Read more at Colorlines

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