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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

Dec 11, 2017 Amy St Lawrence
Dec 10, 2017 Irina Lamadrid
Dec 10, 2017 Marie Boyle
Dec 7, 2017 Denise Kelley
Dec 7, 2017 José Dias
Dec 7, 2017 charmaine macdonald
Dec 6, 2017 Alvena Pauls
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Dec 3, 2017 Alice Jacobson
Dec 3, 2017 Lacey Faulkner
Dec 3, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Dec 3, 2017 carmen zehm
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 2, 2017 kimberly gilbertson
Dec 1, 2017 Ashley Alexander
Dec 1, 2017 Aleda Richardson
Nov 30, 2017 Jeffery Ransom
Nov 30, 2017 Phyllis Van Leuven
Nov 30, 2017 Gen Agustsson war is not the answer. helping them is the answer.
Nov 30, 2017 maria kavvoura
Nov 30, 2017 Maria Dias
Nov 30, 2017 Virginia Wilson
Nov 30, 2017 Eloise van Biljon
Nov 30, 2017 Alexander Abel
Nov 30, 2017 Alessandra Paolini
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Nov 29, 2017 Dianna Hughes
Nov 29, 2017 Samantha West
Nov 29, 2017 Aggelina Ornstein
Nov 29, 2017 Kathy Smith
Nov 29, 2017 Mariya Starichenok
Nov 29, 2017 Kyle Czimback
Nov 28, 2017 susan marah
Nov 28, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 28, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Nov 28, 2017 Jennifer Cameron-Sanclemente
Nov 28, 2017 Esmeralda Fowler
Nov 28, 2017 Mauricio Ross
Nov 28, 2017 Helena Gebrier
Nov 28, 2017 Crystal Conklin
Nov 28, 2017 Melenie Mah
Nov 28, 2017 Lynette Rynders
Nov 28, 2017 Joanne Ferguson
Nov 28, 2017 Joanna Wyzykowska
Nov 28, 2017 rza rza
Nov 27, 2017 Stephanie Watters
Nov 27, 2017 Stephen McClasky
Nov 27, 2017 Romie Ruiz
Nov 27, 2017 Alexine Cooper Domestic Programs Need More Funding Than The Military
Nov 27, 2017 John Galbraith Please reduce the waste in the military budget as a way to increase the effectiveness of our defense spending.

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