Thursday, March 17, 2011

Action Alert: cut food aid to hungry pregnant women & children —while giving a giant tax break to billionaires?

What kind of country cuts food aid to hungry pregnant women and children in the middle of an economic crisis—while giving a giant tax break to billionaires?

Seriously. WTF?!

The Republicans are winning the battle over the budget, hands down, even though what they're fighting for is, put simply, immoral. A cut of at least $400 million from a crucial program that puts food on the table for pregnant women and small children. Crippling the EPA. Completely eliminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps, and high-speed rail.1 

Instead of creating jobs, the Republican budget would destroy 700,000 of them. Our only hope is a public outcry strong enough to stiffen Democrats' spines and cause Republicans to back down.


The petition says: "Cutting food aid to hungry women and children in the middle of an economic crisis is wrong. Please oppose the devastating cuts in the Republican budget."

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Joan, Adam Q., Milan, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "House GOP Proposes Cuts to Scores of Sacred Cows," National Journal, February 9, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206023&id=26549-18280386-SuBPpPx&t=4

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