Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Condemns Proposed Spending Cuts

Fall 2005

JWV Condemns Proposed Spending Cuts Proposed variety of spending cuts recommended by members of Congress to pay for hurricane relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. PROPOSAL: 2006 SAVINGS Delay Medicare prescription drug benefit: $30.8 billion Reduce funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: $1.8 billion Restrict first-responder grants that help local governments prepare for terrorism: $630 million Eliminate funding for Corporation for Public Broadcasting: $400 million Eliminate funding for National Endowment for the Humanities: $143 million Charge federal employees for parking: $140 million Freeze payments to U.N. peacekeeping operations: $93 million Eliminate funding for clean coal technology: $50 million Close elementary and secondary schools in USA operated by Pentagon: $18 million Decline pay raise for members of Congress: $1 million With usual Congressional insight, the funding cuts being proposed in order to pay for Hurricane relief are targeted mainly at programs affecting Veterans and people in need—programs which have already been deeply cut. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) protests the bleeding of this money from those programs tailored for those who need it the most instead of from special political projects. Congress must reverse its priorities from funding massive National Infrastructure reformation to addressing our National needs against natural and terrorist attacks.


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