Additional Cuts: Republican cuts harm our economy and ignore the long-term deficit. It's not a responsible plan to cut spending—it's a set of policy prescriptions intended to appease the most extreme wing of their party. Here are more consequences of Republicans' cuts:
The Republican proposal cuts billions from the Department of Education, including funding for Title I grants to schools, which would lead to firing roughly 10,000 teachers and aides from 2,400 schools serving 1 million disadvantaged students. It drops 218,000 low-income preschoolers from Head Start and terminates 55,000 teachers and staff.
The Republican plan prevents the government from implementing the Affordable Care Act, which could send us back to the time when insurance companies could drop coverage on a whim and patients had little control over their care.
Their bill cuts $100 million from the Agriculture Department's food inspection program, limiting the government's ability to inspect food-processing plants, which prevents food-borne illnesses and diseases like E. coli and salmonella from contaminating our nation's food supply.
On September 30th, 130,000 Americans legally entitled to disability benefits would not receive them under the Republican plan.
The Republicans would cut women's health and family-planning services that millions of Americans rely on through Planned Parenthood.
This measure would prevent the Obama administration from helping low-income parents and pregnant mothers put food on the table for their children. Depending on trends in the economy and food prices, thousands could be affected.
Republicans' budget undermines public health by removing protections against harmful pollutants in our air and water. It eliminates decades of progress and puts at risk our children, millions of Americans, and base standards of environmental protection.
This measure would prevent as many as 3,000 law enforcement officers from being hired or kept in the COPS program (Community Oriented Policing Services). Those most affected by this cut would be communities having the hardest time recovering from the recession.
This spending bill would cut the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grants, which provide funding for local fire departments. More than 2,300 firefighters would be laid off.
Republicans' priorities reduce advancements in clean-energy development, cutting $1.7 billion dollars from the Energy Department and hampering America's ability to compete globally.
The measure also severely cuts funding for the National Science Foundation, meaning 1,800 fewer research and education grants, which support more than 5,000 researchers, teachers, and students.