Is GOP launching ‘War on Kids?’
To the Editor:
From Bruce Kluger's editorial, USA Today, May 23rd, "WAR ON KIDS:"
A war has been brewing just below the radar this election season and "it is as subtle as it is dangerous, the WAR ON CHILDREN." "What is unusual this year though, is the apparent hostility–and apathy–the GOP seems to be harboring for children."
Education is usually a no-brainer for a presidential candidate, but what "makes it all the more unsettling is watching Romney adopt the GOP's slash and burn strategies for solving our nation's education woes."
Romney wants to consolidate the Education Department or "make it a heck of a lot smaller." He has backed Rep. Ryans budget which could eliminate 200,000 children from HeadStart, cut services for 10 percent of disadvantaged children, and cut Pell Grants. Romney said "BORROW MONEY IF YOU HAVE TO FROM YOUR PARENTS." Romney is clearly not in touch with AVERAGE AMERICANS' checkbooks.
Romney wants to eliminate "Obama Care" that gives 17 million children care for pre-existing conditions, and guarantees no lifetime caps for 28 million children. All of this is under fire by Republicans as they try to evict Obama from the White House.
Is the GOP cutting services for CHILDREN AND DISADVANTAGED so that they can give financial favors to their billionaire contributors?
Printed in the June 14, 2012 edition