They're literally taking food out of children's mouths
Dear USAction Member,
A leading Republican budget committee just voted to slash funding for food stamps — a program that 46 million American families rely on — so they can protect wasteful military spending!1
Even the Department of Defense is calling for bigger cuts than the Ryan Republicans.2 But rather than making cuts to the bloated defense budget, the Republican leadership would rather take food out of children's mouths.
Contact your Representative right now and demand they fund food for families, not war and weapons!
Three out of four households receiving nutrition assistance have a child, and 25 percent have an elderly person or a person with disabilities living with them.3
Republicans claim they are serious about cutting the deficit, but their latest budget proposal is filled with draconian cuts for programs helping the working class, while increasing the Pentagon budget and tax cuts for the richest 1%.
As President Obama said recently, Paul Ryan’s Budget is ‘nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism.’4
At a time when our communities are wrangling with foreclosure and long-term unemployment, we can’t cut food stamps — a lifeline to many struggling families.
Will you send a message to your Representative right now and urge them to protect food stamps for our country’s most vulnerable citizens?
USAction / TrueMajority
1 - http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U7DTIO0.htm
2 - http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/17/11247338-key-fissures-emerge-between-gop-military-leaders
4 - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/03/obama-paul-ryan-budget-social-darwinism_n_1399080.html