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Sisters of                  National Council of Churches   MercyNationalAdvocacyCenter, Sistersof the GoodShepherd
J Herbert NelsonDirector – Office of Public Witness
Deborah WeinsteinExecutive Director – Coalition on Human Needs
Choices:      The House Budget;Impending Deficit Reduction Cuts       Deborah Weinstein           April 2, 2012
• Cut the food stamp program by  $134b over 10 years• Impose cuts on 1.5 million low-                                     ...
Eliminate               ORMedicaid                Close the “carried                        interest” loophole socoverage ...
Allocate $75       ORmillion to buy 3Trident nuclear    Provide job training formissiles           nearly 100,000         ...
Things to know about the Ryan Budget Medicaid cut 34%  by 2022 ($2.4T  counting Medicaid  & ACA) SNAP cut $134b Other m...
On the other hand… Military spending rises   By 2050, Medicaid, CHIP cut  5% above deal set last    75%; most other progr...
Make Believe• $5.4 trillion from         • What tax breaks would  keeping the Bush tax         be cut?  cuts over next 10 ...
Automatic cuts (aka Sequestration)                                       FY 2013 (starting Jan. 2013):10 years of deeper c...
Who would be hurt?• 734,000 households: no LIHEAP• 1.5 million low-income children: reduced K-12  education aid• 550,000 p...
How much less than in FY 2010?•   Adult job training: 22.5 – 23.5 percent•   Adult basic education: 19.5 – 20.5 percent•  ...
Please check out CHN’snew report atwww.chn.orgFor more information,don’t be a stranger:Contact Debbie Weinsteindweinstein@...
Indivar Dutta-GuptaPolicy AdvisorCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities
A Narrative AboutPrograms Vulnerable   People Rely On   Indivar Dutta-Gupta      Policy Advisor     Domestic Human Needs  ...
Our Narrative                 Outline18   Wednesday, March 23, 2012
Programs We Care About are Affordable                 SNAP is Projected to Shrink as                 Percent of Economy19 ...
Programs We Care About are Affordable                 Public Health Coverage is                 Better at Cost Control20  ...
Spending is Focused on Elderly,                 Disabled, & Workers                 90% of Entitlement Benefits           ...
Spending is Focused on Elderly,                 Disabled, & Workers                 Middle Income Households              ...
Spending is Focused on Elderly,                 Disabled, & Workers                 Tax Expenditures are Highly           ...
Spending is Focused on Elderly,            Disabled, & Workers            Tax Expenditures are            SubstantialWedne...
Strong Safety Net Programs Work                                                          Overwhelmingly, Program          ...
Strong Safety Net Programs Work                 Safety Net Dramatically                 Reduces Poverty26   Wednesday, Mar...
Strong Safety Net Programs Work                 TANF No Longer Effective at                 Reducing Deep Poverty27   Wedn...
Our Narrative                 Conclusion28   Wednesday, March 23, 2012
Our Narrative                                      Resources & Contact Info• Policy Basics                                ...
Emily AlfanoSenior Manager – Government RelationsNational Council of Jewish Women
Speak Out for a Moral Budget:                         The “Ask” Maintain current funding levels for domestic anti-poverty...
Take Action: Speak Out for a Moral Budget            Tell your senators and representative what             you think.   ...
Speak Out for a Moral Budget:Tell your senators and representative what you think.   Visit your members of Congress.     ...
Speak Out for a Moral Budget:  Engage in the debate through traditional and new media. Write an Op-Ed.    Tips: Focus on ...
Speak Out for a Moral Budget:                   Raise awareness in your community. Plan an Event.    Tips: Be creative   ...
Thank you for all your faithful work!If you have further questions about today’s webinar,        contact John Hill – jhill...
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  1. 1. Sisters of National Council of Churches MercyNationalAdvocacyCenter, Sistersof the GoodShepherd
  2. 2. J Herbert NelsonDirector – Office of Public Witness
  3. 3. Deborah WeinsteinExecutive Director – Coalition on Human Needs
  4. 4. Choices: The House Budget;Impending Deficit Reduction Cuts Deborah Weinstein April 2, 2012
  5. 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. 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. 7. Allocate $75 ORmillion to buy 3Trident nuclear Provide job training formissiles nearly 100,000 dislocated workers
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Please check out CHN’snew report atwww.chn.orgFor more information,don’t be a stranger:Contact Debbie Weinsteindweinstein@chn.org
  15. 15. Indivar Dutta-GuptaPolicy AdvisorCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities
  16. 16. A Narrative AboutPrograms Vulnerable People Rely On Indivar Dutta-Gupta Policy Advisor Domestic Human Needs Webinar April 2, 2012
  17. 17. Our Narrative Outline18 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  18. 18. Programs We Care About are Affordable SNAP is Projected to Shrink as Percent of Economy19 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  19. 19. Programs We Care About are Affordable Public Health Coverage is Better at Cost Control20 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  20. 20. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers 90% of Entitlement Benefits Goes to These Households21 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  21. 21. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Middle Income Households Receive Proportionate Share22 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  22. 22. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Tax Expenditures are Highly Regressive23 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  23. 23. Spending is Focused on Elderly, Disabled, & Workers Tax Expenditures are SubstantialWednesday, March 23, 2012 24
  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. 25. Strong Safety Net Programs Work Safety Net Dramatically Reduces Poverty26 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  26. 26. Strong Safety Net Programs Work TANF No Longer Effective at Reducing Deep Poverty27 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  27. 27. Our Narrative Conclusion28 Wednesday, March 23, 2012
  28. 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. 29. Emily AlfanoSenior Manager – Government RelationsNational Council of Jewish Women
  30. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 35. Thank you for all your faithful work!If you have further questions about today’s webinar, contact John Hill – jhill@umc-gbcs.org

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