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House Budget Slashed!

posted Apr 15, 2011, 10:44 AM by Vice President NCEA

HOUSE BUDGET SLASHES EDUCATION - HEALTH SERVICES & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: TELL CONGRESS THEY HAVE THE WRONG PRIORITIES!


A budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 released by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) would attempt to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and our most vulnerable populations.  The House proposal would, among other things:

  • Make deep cuts to non-security discretionary spending – which would cause dramatic reductions in education services to students and ballooning class sizes;
  • Dismantle health care for the poor, disabled, and elderly by turning Medicaid into a block grant program; 
  • Cut the maximum Pell Grant award; 
  • Extend the District of Columbia Voucher Program

·         $19.8 million multidisciplinary initiative for EPA's Healthy Communities including -EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools Program to be eliminated

  • Convert Medicare into a voucher system.

Take Action TODAY:  Tell Your Representative to vote NO on a proposal to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and the poor.  Please go to http://www.nea.org/home/LegislativeActionCenter.html