Budget cuts hurt Community Action but don’t make a dent in deficit

ABC News Budget CutsPresident Obama’s budget proposal to cut Community Action Block Grants by 50% means thousands of people will lose their support and education networks, jobs will be lost, 1500 community volunteers will have no place to serve, and almost a million in funds invested in the community will vanish. Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties provides a single point of service for 22,000 economically disadvantaged people plus a referral network to over 200 community partners.

For an analysis of how little President Obama’s cuts would affect the national debt, check out this ABC News link.