Tell America's Leaders: Invest in Kids, Not Corporate Jets
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Rep. Paul Cook

Tell America's Leaders: Invest in Kids, Not Corporate Jets

    1. Petition by

      Children's Leadership Council

 

 

During the last several weeks, advocates for children and families have watched the debt ceiling negotiations with growing concern. The outcome of these negotiations could have a significant, negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable children and families for years to come.

American’s have been hit hard by the recession and the number of children living in poverty has GROWN at an alarming rate. To prevent further harm to our country’s future, we must make children our first priority in the budget.

Now is not the time to drastically cut investments in our future.  Instead we must ensure that services to children, youth and their struggling families are sufficient to cover their needs.

The Children’s Leadership Council (CLC) recognizes the potential danger to the country’s economic stability posed by the growing deficit.  However, we believe that cutting spending on services for children, youth, and their struggling families as a means of addressing this problem is not only irresponsible, it is fiscally unsound.  

Send a message to our nation’s leaders.  Ask them to take an approach to deficit reduction that protects low-income families and ensures adequate investment for their future.  

Eliminate egregious tax loopholes for corporations and millionaires. Prioritize the future of our nation’s children. Invest in every child’s opportunity to reach their fullest potential and help contribute to our future economic success.

The CLC calls on our country’s leaders to stand up for low-income American's.  The current debt ceiling negotiations are an opportunity to turn the tide for our children, youth and families.

An approach to deficit reduction that includes revenues and prioritizes sensible, high impact investments in low-income children, parents and others will set the stage for smart economic growth, without further endangering the future of America’s children.

 

 

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    • John Sangston KEY WEST, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      The puerile bickering is disgusting! Look in the mirror and do the right thing not the politically correct thing. MASSIVE NUMBERS OF OUR CITIZENS HAVE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES THANKS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, REGULATORS NTO REGULATOR AND PRESERVING THE PUBLIC TRUST.

      LETS MAKE GETTING THESE FOLKS BACK ON THEIR FEET ARE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

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    • Anthony Nielsen PORTLAND, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      Tyranny and Fascism run America... We the PEOPLE Not the Corporations must Take this Time to Recognize what is Happening before our very OWN EYES.

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    • Lee Hoffman TAMPA, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      It is amazing that the elected officials that we put into the offices elect are there to protect the rights and the well being of the future of america, are so forhtright into not investing in the children that soon shall come to be the next leaders in our society.

      Humble beginnings and a drive to overcome fears and neglect, is what has made this country great! Officials, stop worrying about the bottom line, or the next pay raise, and look to and into the future, and not inot the pockets of the rich, or what can benefit you!

      If it wasn't for someonre believing in what your campaign slogan was, or whar you thought that you could change the world, you would not be where you are.

      Formerlly homeless vet and father.

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    • Barbara van Kerkhove ROCHESTER, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      I am disturbed by the widening income and wealth disparity in this country. Please do not hurt the those low and moderate income families already suffering in this economy.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      Invest in Kids, Not Corporate Jets

      During the last several weeks, I have watched the debt ceiling negotiations with growing concern, because I know the outcome could have a significant, negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable children and families for years to come.

      American’s have been hit hard by the recession and the number of children living in poverty has GROWN at an alarming rate. We must stop this trend and make children our first priority in the budget.

      Now is not the time to drastically cut investments in our future. Instead we must ensure that services to children, youth and their struggling families are sufficient to cover their needs.

      I recognize the potential danger to the country’s economic stability posed by the growing deficit. However, I believe that cutting spending on services for children, youth, and their struggling families as a way to cut the deficit is not only irresponsible, it is fiscally unsound.

      Please protect low-income families in your deficit and budget negotiations:

      - Eliminate egregious tax loopholes for corporations and millionaires.

      - Prioritize the future of our nation’s children.

      - Invest in every child’s opportunity to reach their fullest potential and help contribute to our future economic success.

      The CLC calls on you, our country’s leaders, to stand up for low-income American's. These debt ceiling negotiations are an opportunity to turn the tide for our children, youth and families.

      Reduce the deficit by including revenues and prioritizing sensible, high impact investments in low-income children, parents and others. By doing this you will set the stage for smart economic growth, without further endangering the future of America’s children.

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