The federal budget is NOT just an accounting
Now that President Bush has presented his budget to Congress, does it
reflect compassion or greed? Our President often calls on the public to
attend to the “pockets of despair amidst this nation’s great
wealth.” Yet, the President's budget includes a wide range of drastic
cuts to programs important to every American.
What's the BIG DEAL? How does this affect me?
What needs to be done?
There are real domestic priorities that need to be protected. Families
struggling to make ends meet should have health insurance they can rely
on. Deserving students should have a chance to attend college. Veterans
deserve to have programs that protect and serve their needs. The budget
crisis was brought on largely by enormous tax cuts to a relative handful
of Americans. This is not a funding crisis. This is about a crisis in
Take Action - Have YOUR say
Members of Congress must hear about your aspirations
as a family and community. Use the on-line advocacy tools of this web
site to tell your Representatives and Senators why the federal budget
is more than an accounting tool. It’s about programs that provide
tangible support to Americans.