House Dems say it's NOT okay to pass the buck to kids

Posted July, 27 2011 by arianne

House Democrats released a letter this week directed to leaders of both parties, urging them to raise the debt ceiling instead of forcing millions of low-income children and families to pay up.

Signed by 40 Congressional Democrats, the letter points out that federal spending choices can disproportionately harm the most vulnerable people in our society and urges lawmakers to hold children harmless when proceeding with debt negotiations.   Even small cuts to federal programs, like Medicaid, can have a devastating effect on those who need help.  Rather than catering to the wealthy, the government should be doing what it can to help those in need.

To read the complete letter, click here.