The chart below compares the 10 safety-net programs slated for deep cuts with the cost of the tax breaks that should also be considered for reduction or elimination to bring the budget into balance.
The column on the left is a list of safety-net programs that have already been targets of the House leadership’s budget ax. The column on the right is the cost of specified tax breaks.
The crazy thing about these tax breaks is that they are not voted on as a part of the budget-making process. For a more detailed explanation, go here.