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Trump's campaign message was "Make America great again," and most people thought he was referring to the country as a whole. But now that he's in office, it is becoming more obvious that was not his intention at all.

Instead of putting more money into essential domestic programs (Environmental Protection Agency, education, job training, National Institutes of Health, Meals on Wheels), Trump wants to increase the defense budget for the military by $52.3 billion at the expense of vital domestic programs.

In the America under this myopic budget, children at home will potentially have their educational programming taken away via PBS funding cuts, local communities could have toxic sites remain uncleaned thanks to the massive EPA cuts, and people will be much worse-off with significant cuts coming to the NIH which provide essential health-related research.

In 2015, 13.1 million children lived in food insecure households, while 13 percent of all American households were considered food insecure. Just imagine what almost $53 billion could do for hungry children and families.

The U.S. already spends obscene amounts of money on its defense program. In 2015, the country had a declared military and defense budget of $601 billion. Why should the military have more money when it could be spent on feeding U.S. citizens and giving our children a better education? If Trump truly wanted to "Make America great again," he would know that requires reinvesting in America and its citizens!

Trump needs to stop dwelling on the past and thinking a higher-funded military will somehow be the answer to all of our domestic problems.

The U.S. cannot continue to spending money overseas when people are home are hungry and need better education. Sign to show your support for prioritizing domestic enrichment over war, poverty, and death!

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Dear President Trump,

You said you wanted to "make America great again," but your new budget plan is actually taking money away from domestic programs that people rely on and you are giving that money to the military instead.

Right now, our military is already spending more than the rest of the world by a massive margin. Is it really that important to keep pushing money into something that already has so much when people at home are suffering?

If you continue with this budget plan, not only will you be making America much less great, but you will be hurting millions of people by taking away programs that so many of your citizens need to help them survive.

You said you wanted to create jobs, help our country, and make it better. In order to do that, you need to be putting money back into infrastructure, helping to combat the extreme poverty that exists, and actually creating new well-paying jobs.

The defense budget does not need to be increased. The domestic budget does. People at home need the help of their leader and it’s your job to follow through.


Petition Signatures

Aug 11, 2018 Sue Britton
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Aug 6, 2018 kate rob
Aug 6, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Aug 4, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Aug 1, 2018 Lynne potts
Aug 1, 2018 Christine Wood
Jul 30, 2018 Sam Leeper
Jul 30, 2018 Mary Schannach
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Jul 26, 2018 jocely,e coenart
Jul 21, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 19, 2018 Janet Liss
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Jul 19, 2018 Kimberly Jennings
Jul 16, 2018 Lianne Horrocks
Jul 16, 2018 Ari Schwartz
Jul 16, 2018 Allen Bohnert
Jul 16, 2018 susi holloway no matter what is said about the american economy, there are many, many people in america who need the programs that should not be cut to pay more to the military.
Jul 16, 2018 Judy McKinney
Jul 16, 2018 Hazel Poolos Our American domestic programs are absolutely critical and are extremely successful in helping us Americans. Your budget plan HURTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.
Jul 16, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Jul 16, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 15, 2018 Linda Haines
Jul 15, 2018 Cheryl Martin
Jul 15, 2018 Bernie Doherty Trump is a nasty idiot
Jul 13, 2018 Karl Lohrmann
Jul 12, 2018 Zoe Kane
Jul 12, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jul 12, 2018 Judi Putnam
Jul 10, 2018 Debra Foster
Jul 9, 2018 Loraine Lindsey
Jul 9, 2018 Bailey Braunagel
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Jul 9, 2018 Jennifer Holliday
Jul 8, 2018 Kay Fisher
Jul 8, 2018 Nicole Lee-Faith
Jul 8, 2018 Margit Steidl We need to help the poor, not to enlarge military!
Jul 7, 2018 Kathleen Dannemiller
Jul 7, 2018 Peter Miller
Jul 7, 2018 Tina Behla
Jul 7, 2018 Roxana Moya
Jul 7, 2018 Patricia Stern
Jul 7, 2018 Deirdre Gately
Jul 7, 2018 Wendi Myers
Jul 7, 2018 Justine Moore
Jul 7, 2018 Cindy Kerwin

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