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    • 1. Sisters of National Council of Churches MercyNationalAdvocacyCenter, Sistersof the GoodShepherd
    • 2. J Herbert NelsonDirector – Office of Public Witness
    • 3. Deborah WeinsteinExecutive Director – Coalition on Human Needs
    • 4. Choices: The House Budget;Impending Deficit Reduction Cuts Deborah Weinstein April 2, 2012
    • 5. • Cut the food stamp program by $134b over 10 years• Impose cuts on 1.5 million low- OR income school kids ($1.13b/yr)• Reduce or end services for 540,000 Enact the Buffett special education students ($986m/ rule yr) ($171b over 10 yrs)• Deprive 75,000 children of Head Start ($621m/yr)• Reduce or eliminate work-study for & 713,000 college students ($76m/yr) $8b left over for• Reduce or eliminate grants for 1.3m deficit reduction college students ($57m/yr)
    • 6. Eliminate ORMedicaid Close the “carried interest” loophole socoverage for hedge fund managers pay434,000 people same income tax rate as($21 b over 10 years) everyone else ($21b over 10 years)
    • 7. Allocate $75 ORmillion to buy 3Trident nuclear Provide job training formissiles nearly 100,000 dislocated workers
    • 8. Things to know about the Ryan Budget Medicaid cut 34% by 2022 ($2.4T counting Medicaid & ACA) SNAP cut $134b Other mandatory by $1.9T Domestic/ Internat’l approps down $291b more
    • 9. On the other hand… Military spending rises By 2050, Medicaid, CHIP cut 5% above deal set last 75%; most other programs summer; would rise except Social Security, Medicare, defense would from 57% of all approps disappear. to 61% over 10 years.There are $10 “My goal is to cut government in half in trillion in tax 25 years, to get it down to the size cuts!!! where we can drown it in the bathtub.” --Grover Norquist
    • 10. Make Believe• $5.4 trillion from • What tax breaks would keeping the Bush tax be cut? cuts over next 10 years.• $4.6 trillion from NEW tax cuts that mostly help the rich.• New cuts supposed to be offset by reducing other tax expenditures.
    • 11. Automatic cuts (aka Sequestration) FY 2013 (starting Jan. 2013):10 years of deeper cuts: •Automatic across-the-board,•$110 million a year: 8 – 9% Non-defense: $38b from•$55b Defense appropriations; rest from•$55b Not Defense Medicare (limited) and other non-exempt mandatoryMany, but not all, low-incomemandatory programs areexempt from these cuts FY2014 and beyond: Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, SSI, Pell •Caps lowered by same Grants, UI, some child care, most amounts, but appropriators child welfare… choose how to make cuts
    • 12. Who would be hurt?• 734,000 households: no LIHEAP• 1.5 million low-income children: reduced K-12 education aid• 550,000 poor adults, 20,000 youth don’t get job training• 75,000 children don’t get Head Start• 25,000 children don’t get child care• 17,000 seniors: no Meals on Wheels• 12,000 patients: no HIV/AIDS drugs
    • 13. How much less than in FY 2010?• Adult job training: 22.5 – 23.5 percent• Adult basic education: 19.5 – 20.5 percent• IDEA education: 12.8 – 14.0%• LIHEAP grants to states: 33.3 – 34.2 percent• Public housing capital fund: 35 – 35.9 percent• WIC: 20.9 – 22.0 percent• Substance abuse treatment: 29.9 – 30.8 percent• Maternal and Child Health: 16.4 – 17.5 percent
    • 14. Please check out CHN’snew report atwww.chn.orgFor more information,don’t be a stranger:Contact Debbie Weinsteindweinstein@chn.org
    • 15. Indivar Dutta-GuptaPolicy AdvisorCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • 16. A Narrative AboutPrograms Vulnerable People Rely On Indivar Dutta-Gupta Policy Advisor Domestic Human Needs Webinar April 2, 2012
    • 17. Our Narrative Outline18 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 18. Programs We Care About are Affordable SNAP is Projected to Shrink as Percent of Economy19 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 19. Programs We Care About are Affordable Public Health Coverage is Better at Cost Control20 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 20. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers 90% of Entitlement Benefits Goes to These Households21 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 21. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Middle Income Households Receive Proportionate Share22 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 22. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Tax Expenditures are Highly Regressive23 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 23. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Tax Expenditures are SubstantialWednesday, March 23, 2012 24
    • 24. Strong Safety Net Programs Work Overwhelmingly, Program Dollars Go to Beneficiaries *Federal administration costs as a percent of total federal and state expenditures for Medicaid, SNAP, and housing vouchers are just 0.1%, 0.3%, and 0.3%, respectively.25 Wednesday, March 23, 2012 25
    • 25. Strong Safety Net Programs Work Safety Net Dramatically Reduces Poverty26 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 26. Strong Safety Net Programs Work TANF No Longer Effective at Reducing Deep Poverty27 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 27. Our Narrative Conclusion28 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 28. Our Narrative Resources & Contact Info• Policy Basics Indivar Dutta-Gupta www.cbpp.org/policybasics Policy Advisor• Timely analysis on budget debates Federal Fiscal Policy Blog: www.offthechartsblog.org Center on Budget and Policy Twitter: @CenteronBudget Priorities• Analysis of state budget and tax 820 First Street NE, Suite 510 debates Washington, DC 20002 wwww.statefiscal.org 202-325-8788 www.cbpp.org dutta-gupta@cbpp.org29 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
    • 29. Emily AlfanoSenior Manager – Government RelationsNational Council of Jewish Women
    • 30. Speak Out for a Moral Budget: The “Ask” Maintain current funding levels for domestic anti-poverty programs. Preserve the current structure of low-income mandatory programs like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), the EITC, and Medicaid. Replace the scheduled $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts with a balanced deficit reduction package that includes revenues and protects funding for anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs.
    • 31. Take Action: Speak Out for a Moral Budget  Tell your senators and representative what you think.  Engage in the debate through traditional and new media.  Raise awareness in your community.
    • 32. Speak Out for a Moral Budget:Tell your senators and representative what you think. Visit your members of Congress. Tips: Call ahead to schedule Bring materials to leave behind Make it personal Follow up Attend a town hall. Tips: Arrive early Sit by the microphone Come with your questions written down Refuse to take a non-answer for an answer Make a phone call. Tips: Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224 3121 and ask to be connected to your legislator’s office. Give your name and address to make clear you’re a constituent Make a clear statement of your position including an “ask” Ask for the staffer who handles the federal budget Follow up Send an email. Tips: Visit look www.senate.gov or www.house.gov to find the correct email address Clearly state your purpose at the beginning of your letter Include personal examples Address only one issue per letter
    • 33. Speak Out for a Moral Budget: Engage in the debate through traditional and new media. Write an Op-Ed. Tips: Focus on one issue Support with facts Include a personal story Avoid jargon Make it timely Write a letter to the editor. Tips: Read the letters section regularly Respond quickly Be brief Follow the rules Send copies to decision-makers Start a conversation on Facebook. Tips: “Like” your member of Congress Post interesting articles on your wall Share information on Twitter. Tips: Follow budget-related tags: #faithfulbudget; #save4all; etc. Follow allied people/organizations on Fridays: #FF @bread4theWorld @CoalitiononHN @NCJW Tag members of Congress in tweets. You can find a list of members on Tweet Congress: http://tweetcongress.org/
    • 34. Speak Out for a Moral Budget: Raise awareness in your community. Plan an Event. Tips: Be creative Find a hook Alert the media Include an action Engage your friends and family in conversation—and action! Tips: Share your story Listen Be prepared with ideas for action: encourage friends and family to join you in calling members of Congress
    • 35. Thank you for all your faithful work!If you have further questions about today’s webinar, contact John Hill – jhill@umc-gbcs.org