Congress Don't Cut Vital Programs to Increase Pentagon Spending
We spend more on
weapons and war than the combined military budgets of the next 16
countries, including many U.S. allies and friends.1 But
House Republicans want to fund an increase in Pentagon spending with
more cuts to vital services – literally taking hot food from the mouths
of vulnerable seniors2 and robbing children of education and
a path to a brighter future.3
This outrageous plan and the right-wing obsession with cutting our
nation to the core must be stopped.
Tell Congress: Don't cut vital programs to increase Pentagon spending.
Slashing vital social safety net programs that serve millions of
families makes absolutely no sense, which makes the GOP’s 2014 spending
plan particularly cruel.
They would add to the devastating sequester cuts to domestic spending
in order to increase a Pentagon budget that already eats up 57% of the
money Congress votes on.4
Well it's time for Congress to hear what the American people think about
the GOP’s tea-party priorities. Tell
Congress: Don't cut vital social safety net programs to increase
Washington have completely lost touch with the everyday struggles of
life – finding and keeping a good job, paying rent and bills on time and
taking care of our friends and family who’ve fallen behind through no
fault of their own.
As families and communities struggle just to get by, we need jobs and
prosperity for all, not austerity. We have collapsing bridges in
Washington,5 we have cancer patients going without treatment6 and
we have children being turned away from Head Start at a time when we
should be investing in their future.7
It’s up to us to stop these cuts to our communities and speak out for
prosperity for all. Join us as we call on Congress to do the right
thing and defend our social safety net against these radical right-wing
here to take action now.
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"Did the Pentagon cry wolf over sequestration?"
mcclathcydc.com, May 22, 2013
2 - “Federal
budget cuts caused by sequester ripple across region,” The Miami
Herald, May 25, 2013
"Sequester hits local Head Start,” Arizona Daily Sun, May 28, 2013
“Discretionary Spending 2014,” National Priorities Project, April
“Washington Bridge Collapse Another Sign That America’s Infrastructure
Is In Bad Shape,“ ThinkProgress, May 24, 2013
"Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame
the sequester," Washington Post, April 3, 2013
"Head Start families left with no good options due to sequestration," the
Huffington Post, April 4, 2013
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Voices Loud and Clear
So many of you citizen activists have stepped up to
protect social programs from the conservative agenda by signing onto
petitions, calling and visiting Senator Manchin – THANK YOU, you know it
makes a difference! This is how we will win against the Corporate Lobby
that’s strangling our budget and threatening our community.
But we can’t stop there. We need you to take the next step to let
congress know that we simply will not let them break the backs of the
middle class by cutting social programs that are vital to all of us. You
can help us keep up the momentum for a fair budget by writing a letter
to the editor for your local newspaper. It’s fast, it’s easy and it
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