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Romney’s plan would wipe out investments in the future of America

November 12, 2011 at 9:26 P.M.

ROMNEY’S PLAN LIKE CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WOULD WIPE OUT INVESTMENTS IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICA
 
Romney says "everything I do will make America stronger,” but his plan would wipe out investments in the future of America including investments in education, nutrition and health programs for children and clean energy programs, while ceding innovation to other countries.
 
ROMNEY’S BUDGET AND THE RYAN PLAN WOULD ADOPT DEEP CUTS TO PELL GRANTS THAT HELP STUDENTS GO TO COLLEGE
 
Romney’s Plan To Adopt The GOP Budget Would Cut Funds For Pell Grants That Help Students Go To College By Nearly 25%. “The GOP budget plan that Romney wants to adopt would make steeper cuts to Head Start, Pell Grants and workforce training than to other programs. Romney would completely eliminate funding for a program backing remedial literacy in low-income schools, as well as federal assistance that helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills. Ultimately, as a result of such cuts — combined with the budget reductions passed on Obama’s watch — ‘157,000 at-risk children up to age 5 could lose education, health, nutrition, and other services under Head Start, while funds for Pell Grants that help students go to college would fall by nearly 25 percent,’ according to a CBPP analysis of the House GOP proposal.” [Washington Post, 11/4/11]
 
ROMNEY AND THE RYAN PLAN WOULD CUT EDUCATION, NUTRITION AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
 
Romney’s Plan To Adopt The GOP Budget Would “Completely Eliminate Funding For A Program Backing Remedial Literacy In Low-Income Schools.” “The GOP budget plan that Romney wants to adopt would make steeper cuts to Head Start, Pell Grants and workforce training than to other programs. Romney would completely eliminate funding for a program backing remedial literacy in low-income schools, as well as federal assistance that helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills. Ultimately, as a result of such cuts — combined with the budget reductions passed on Obama’s watch — ‘157,000 at-risk children up to age 5 could lose education, health, nutrition, and other services under Head Start, while funds for Pell Grants that help students go to college would fall by nearly 25 percent,’ according to a CBPP analysis of the House GOP proposal.” [Washington Post, 11/4/11]
 
As A Result Of Romney’s Adoption Of The GOP Budget Proposal, “157,000 At-Risk Children Up To Age 5 Could Lose Education, Health, Nutrition, And Other Services Under Head Start.” “The GOP budget plan that Romney wants to adopt would make steeper cuts to Head Start, Pell Grants and workforce training than to other programs. Romney would completely eliminate funding for a program backing remedial literacy in low-income schools, as well as federal assistance that helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills. Ultimately, as a result of such cuts — combined with the budget reductions passed on Obama’s watch — ‘157,000 at-risk children up to age 5 could lose education, health, nutrition, and other services under Head Start, while funds for Pell Grants that help students go to college would fall by nearly 25 percent,’ according to a CBPP analysis of the House GOP proposal.” [Washington Post, 11/4/11]
 
ROMNEY AND THE RYAN PLAN WOULD CUT CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
 
Romney’s Plan To Adopt The GOP Budget Cuts Clean Energy Investments By 70 Percent And Infrastructure By One Third. The Paul Ryan budget would end Medicare as we know it and double out of pocket costs to future beneficiaries, increase the number of uninsured by 50 million, cut clean energy investments by 70 percent and cut infrastructure by one-third. [White House Blog, 7/19/11]
 
 
 

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