By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that cuts core anti-poverty programs – SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, and the EITC for working families – while fast-tracking massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Congressional leaders want to pass a final budget by the end of the month. With the Senate on recess next week and the House the week after, we need to tell them loud and clear that voters oppose cutting basic assistance to pay for tax cuts for the rich.Read More.
By Jos G. Linn, Grassroots Manager for U.S. Poverty Campaigns
Tomorrow in Washington, the House of Representatives will vote on their proposed FY 2018 budget resolution. In this proposal, the House wants to enact huge tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and big corporations and cut basic assistance like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to pay for these tax breaks for the wealthy, including “reconciliation instructions” that would fast track cuts to these programs.Read More.
By Rachel Azalenko-Akouete, RESULTS Real Change Fellow
Rachel Azalenko-Akouete shares the story of how her parents' view of education shaped her life. As a Real Change fellow, Rachel argues that fully funding the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) during its 3rd replenishment is a critical step to ensure all children have access to quality education.Read More.
By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
A few hours ago, Senate Budget Committee leaders released their proposed 2018 budget. Unfortunately, this blueprint paves the way for trillions in deficit-increasing tax cuts that mostly benefit millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations -- and down the line, the resulting deficits will be used by policymakers to demand cuts to basic assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), education, and infrastructure. With the Senate Budget Committee considering this proposal next week (and the House voting on their budget next Thursday), we need to speak out!Read More.