2/10/2005

Budgets are moral documents

On Feb. 7, President Bush unveiled his 2006 budget. In addition to increases in military funding (not even including the additional money he's requested for Iraq) and more tax cuts for the very rich, the budget contains a plethora of items that will desperately harm the poorest members of our communities. The budget includes a provision to make it more difficult for low-income families to get Medicaid; the elimination of block grants for poor communities; cuts to housing programs and elimination of  vocational-education funding—to name only a few. Our budgets are moral documents reflecting values—and it's not moral to pass a budget that preys on the poor.
Tell your representative to consider how the budget affects people in poverty before they vote. Click on the link in the title.

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