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Impending Republican Budget Cuts Compound Hardship for America's Impoverished Children and Families

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IMPENDING REPUBLICAN BUDGET CUTS COMPOUND HARDSHIP FOR AMERICA'S IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES -- (House of Representatives - November 03, 2005)

(Ms. WOOLSEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Ms. WOOLSEY. Mr. Speaker, the Republican's budget priorities are clear, and they are shameful. To provide $70 to $100 billion in new tax cuts for the powerful and the privileged, they are going after every single mother and their children in this country, every single mom and her kids.

Instead of these new tax cuts, we could provide an estimated 11.5 million Head Start slots for eligible children who cannot get into a Head Start program and health care for more than 52 million American children and families who receive marginal health care or none at all.

Another $500 million in Republican cuts will leave 250,000 children without quality child care.

They are even slashing funding for child support enforcement. $4.9 billion in Republican cuts will let deadbeat dads off the hook to the tune of $7.9 billion over the next 5 years and $24 billion over the next 10 years.

This is the Republican reconciliation. Watch out everybody but the rich.


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