Tell Congress to Invest in Opportunity, not Cut Key Programs

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Evelyn Raezer
4 years ago
Who is cutting, 1. The mortgage interest deduction on big houses and second homes? 2. The yacht tax deduction?, 3. Rental property deductions for landlords?, 4. Fancy business meals?, 5. The capital gains tax rate?, 6. The estate tax?, 7. Gambling loss deductions?, 8. The social security earnings limit?, 9. Retirement plans?, etc. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/ten-examples-of-welfare-for-the-rich-and-corporations_b_4589188.html. Government handouts to the wealthy and corporate welfare, are these programs cut or reduced? Are they? I'm asking. If not, why not. The poor have always been here. What is the plan as living becomes more costly and the poor see a reduction in income. Every solution begins with a solid plan, and a call for justice. We know what history has shown us in the treatment of " undersirables" in unjust societies. The poor are undesirable in our culture. The government is making that very clear. A constitutional republic should live up to the high standards the citizenry hopes to be guided by. How you treat the poor is how history will name you.

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Anneliese Bowers
4 years ago
Vitally important

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Lavon Belcher
4 years ago
Because we need these programs in the community to better the lives of the young people who live in them. We want to see this generation live and be fruitful in the work that they do and we cannot do that by taking opportunities away from them that could possibly enrich their lives.

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Josephine Ramirez
4 years ago
We need more ops to get out of poverty. Not wrong buget cuts that will hurt good people.

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Ryan Dalton
4 years ago
Im signing this petition because this is a plan to keep certain youth left behind.

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Zach Munro
4 years ago
I received the Pell Grant and it helped me pay for school

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Giovanni Marconcini
4 years ago
Being one who was out of ideas, mentally challenged and financially unable to help myself and family to progress my education. Year Up saved me from a continuous loop of mediocre and remedial work. They invested in me and gave me the tools to be successful. Taking away from the youth that are truly struggling but have the ability to make a difference is wrong. Please, do what is RIGHT.

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Abraham Wordsworth
4 years ago
I was a recipient of a pell grant which was pivotal in my educational success. It would be an extreme disservice to students like me if that program was cut.

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Terence Williams
4 years ago
It's a necessity to the community.

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Jean-Paul Mestres
4 years ago
Opportunities provided by government funded programs such as the ones on the chopping block are what helped me and millions of other Americans pull themselves out of poverty into well paying and respected careers. With the wealth divide increasing each year, we should be investing more into these programs to ensure that disadvanged Americans have the opportunity for upward mobility.