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Budget give-away

Typically, Congress takes months to debate its passage of a budget for America. But President Bush and Republicans in Congress are trying to push through the budget this week before critics and the media can point out the huge program cuts and corporate giveaways.

The Republican budget explodes the deficit. It gives the wealthiest Americans permanent tax breaks, while cutting programs for the middle class and poor. It would make gigantic cuts in health care ” especially for Medicaid ” which are unconscionable.

And the Republican budget slashes education funding, especially funds for middle class and low-income Americans. It leaves out the needed funding for No Child Left Behind and funds to help moderate-income Americans afford college. As an educator, I encourage you to make your views known to your representatives in Congress if this concerns you too.

Patsy Davison

Nevada City

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