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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

House Budget Reconciliation Bill: Vote No

Please contact your US Rep! It is easy when you use the capwiz application.  This is not about handouts. This is about a leg up!
House to Vote on Bill that will Cut Billions from Disability-Related Programs

Tell Your Representative to VOTE NO on the House Budget Reconciliation bill.

The House Budget Reconciliation bill is expected to reach the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 10.  Programs for low-income people – children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities – would be hit hard by cuts in the bill.

Your help is needed to educate your Representative about the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction.

Some examples of cuts in the bill that will weaken programs serving people with disabilities and other low-income populations:
The Medicaid program would be cut by $28 billion over 10 years through changes in provider taxes, hospital payments, maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements, and payments to territories. People with disabilities are likely to face decreased Medicaid eligibility and benefits as the states adjust to the reduced federal participation.
The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) that funds special services for people with disabilities will be repealed.
People receiving food stamps (SNAP) will see their monthly assistance reduced; 2 million people will be denied SNAP help altogether.
Please call your Representative and urge him/her to vote “NO” on the reconciliation bill.

What to Say:
Please vote against the House Budget Reconciliation bill.
Deficit reduction cannot be achieved solely through more spending cuts for programs that serve people with disabilities and other low income populations.
Revenues must be part of the equation.

Use the Arc’s Capwiz tool to send an email — easily! Save food stamps and other supports.

2 comments

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— added by SpecialEdPost — House Budget Reconciliation Bill: Vote No « Susan’s Blog on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Done. Though I think my representative, the infamous Mean Jean Schmidt, is a lost cause when it comes to behaving decently.

— added by Ohio Mom on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

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