Contact the Final Stimulus Plan Committee Members

6:46 am in Uncategorized by Smgumby

The committee is already in negotiations for the final version of the stimulus bill. Personally, I have been disgusted to see programs that will help those in need slashed mercilessly. In my town, they have been conducting an annual homeless census. Last year, we had over 700 homeless in the county, this year, we have over 1000. Many of these are families, with children in our public schools, they are directly affected by cuts the GOP and "centrists" have achieved. Cuts like

• $1 billion for Head Start/Early Start – cut entirely
• $5.8 billion for Health Prevention Activity – cut entirely
• $2.25 billion for Neighborhood Stabilization – cut entirely
• $98 million for school nutrition – cut entirely

Right now across the nation, public schools are closing, and we are going to strip out money for education?
• $600 million for Title I (No Child Left Behind) – cut entirely
• $16 billion for school construction – cut entirely

These are the people who will be deciding what the final stimulus bill looks like. If we have a chance of influencing this thing, these are the ones that must be influenced. The cuts that have Read the rest of this entry →