Sunday, March 21, 2010

Social Austerity?

Arizona Drops Children's Health Care. It also drops many receiving the state's healthcare system for poor populations. Thousands of jobs are expected to be lost.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/health/policy/19arizona.html?utm_campaign=Feed: creditwritedownsnews %28Credit Writedowns&%2339; News Feed%29=&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner&pagewanted=print

Arizona is also raising college tuition to approximately $8,000 a year, effectively reducing class mobility among working class populations.

California, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, and Nevada are pursuing similar policies.

We are allowing the nation's educational and health infrastructures to be decimated.

Small businesses cannot get credit and are failing. Small business owners do not get unemployment benefits.

The public must demand that the federal government re-prioritize spending away from bank bailouts, large corporate subsidies, and defense spending TO education spending, spending on health and welfare, and programs to assist small and medium sized businesses that help the U.S. economy. NOW!

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