What Obama’s budget means for kids
Yesterday President Obama gave a speech on how the government should raise and spend money in the years to come. Overall, his plan is much better for children and families than the extreme, painful cuts to social services that House Budget Chair Paul Ryan demands (read what we said about the Ryan budget here). But child advocates are still concerned by parts of Obama’s proposal.
President Obama deserves a lot of credit for making taxes a part of the discussion. We cannot simply cut our way to a balanced budget, especially if it’s only cuts to services for children. Obama wouldn’t do budget cuts without taking away some tax cuts, like those for the very rich. But we’re still concerned that Obama’s budget is funded in large part from family programs that most Americans like and our most vulnerable depend upon. Learn more about this, Obama’s “trigger” idea and more in our news release.