There has been a flurry of activity in Washington this week as the current short-term budget expires next Friday—on April 8th. So far bipartisan agreement on long-term spending remains elusive. Children of all ages remain in danger, as some lawmakers continue to set their sights on drastic cuts to Head Start, Community Health Centers, Pell Grants, and other lifelines for poor children and families.
Did you know that in 2010 corporate profits grew at their fastest rate since 1950 yet many of the most profitable paid no federal taxes at all? Did you know the richest 400 Americans have more wealth than half of all American households combined yet four months ago Congress extended their tax cuts and increased the deficit by 100s of billions of dollars?
Some members of Congress are choosing billionaires over babies and corporations over children in what seems to be a concerted effort to Leave No Corporation Behind. Download our new Budget Watch Trade Offs document and arm yourself with the facts.
Visit our Budget Watch Web pageto stay up-to-date on the latest budget news. Watch Marian Wright Edelman’s recent interview on CBS’ “The Talk” in which she gives a resounding call to action for women to raise a ruckus before it’s too late and Congress balances the budget on the backs of babies and the poor. We urge all of you to raise a ruckus and raise your voice for children.