ONE: Budget Cuts Could Cost Lives

Just helping out a Cause: ONE.org. I tended to waver a bit regarding participating in the push for this since things aren’t looking so good on the home-front (U.S.) with folks here doing a bit of starving too. But ONE is talking about “world hunger and world poor.”

“As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote earlier this week, cuts of this size will be “devastating to our national security, will render us unable to respond to unanticipated disasters and will damage our leadership around the world.””

The other thing that has been bothering me is that I’ve been asking myself lately why we bother to offer our hand to help those in need when many of them despise the U.S. We are ‘bad people’ but they take our money without question and then stiff us from oil with outrageous pricing.

I hate thinking / feeling this way. Still…. if you find it reasonable, sign the petition to NOT cut the budget, a mere 1% fund for poverty fighting.

thanks

Amplify’d from www.one.org

Subject: Bad news

Hi,

The House just voted to make huge cuts in this year’s budget. Poverty-fighting priorities–which make up less than one percent of the US budget–were sharply cut.

Now it’s the Senate’s turn to weigh in on the budget–and we’ve got to tell them to preserve this life-saving funding. Cuts to these life-saving programs will have a real, immediate, and devastating impact on the world’s poor.

I just signed this petition asking the Senate not to make cuts. Will you sign it, too?

http://one.org/us/actnow/2011budget/index.html?rc=senatebudget2011paste

Together as ONE we can make a difference.

Thanks!

ONE

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