House Budget Slashed!

Post date: Apr 15, 2011 5:44:06 PM

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