We cannot afford more devastating cuts to vital services. We know this, but we need to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear by the Super Committee.
We know that the most vulnerable people in our society have already suffered the most in the current economic climate. The middle class continues to struggle, and our lawmakers on Capitol Hill seem to have no problem preserving tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans. The House Appropriations Bill for 2012, drafted by Republican House leaders, protects tax breaks for the top 1% and ignores the other 99% of us. Some specific provisions include:
In FY 2011, critical programs have already faced these cuts:
Source: Center for American Progress