The House Appropriations Committee would reduce funding to the Women, Infants and Children food assistance program, leaving an estimated 475,000 without aid.
Extending tax cuts to the wealthy will cost taxpayers about $20 billion in 2012. Just 4% of this money could feed up to 475,000 women and children.
Tell Congress: Protect the vulnerable, not the rich.
Meanwhile, the 2012 appropriations bill unveiled by Rep. Jack Kingston recently proposes drastic cuts to the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) nutrition and health program. These cuts would mean that up to 475,000 low-income women and children would no longer receive help through this program.
It's wrong to balance the budget on the backs of our most vulnerable.
As a voter in your district, I urge you to focus instead on keeping protections in place for our most vulnerable in society. This isn't just a bleeding-heart appeal: study after study shows that it saves money in the long run to help people when they need it.
Please reject any budget proposals that cut programs for children.