How to understand the federal budget talk
The congressional “super committee” is nearing a decision on how to cut more than $1 trillion from federal spending, and next year’s appropriations process is trying to address the budget deficit as well. There is general agreement that some sacrifices need to be made for the sake of the federal budget.
We just need to make sure that it isn’t our children that end up being sacrificed. Voices believes that doing so requires a balanced approach of spending cuts and revenue generation. With that in mind, Voices for America’s Children has some general guidelines on how to address the budget deficit humanely.