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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

Mar 19, 2018 Scott Teel
Mar 19, 2018 Rachael Erickson
Mar 19, 2018 Lisa Sons
Mar 19, 2018 Leire Elosegi
Mar 19, 2018 Janet Duran
Mar 19, 2018 Deborah OHara
Mar 19, 2018 Colleen Regan
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Mar 19, 2018 Brian Thorbjornsen
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Mar 19, 2018 Lauren-Michelle Kraft
Mar 19, 2018 Loretta Lowery
Mar 19, 2018 Mike bruno Mr Trump worries me greatly. He is does not think through his actions. Like our UK politicians he made fantastic promises to win votes. A different story once they have grabbed power. Very sad.
Mar 19, 2018 Peggy Binnion
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Mar 19, 2018 Kerry Heck
Mar 19, 2018 Kirsty Avidano
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Mar 18, 2018 Lisa Ramaci You lying sack, on the campaign trail you swore you would not cut these programs. Leave them alone!
Mar 18, 2018 Debra kaplan
Mar 18, 2018 David Kay
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Pongracz
Mar 18, 2018 Anita Wisch
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Mar 18, 2018 James Woods
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Mar 18, 2018 Romaine Doohaluk
Mar 18, 2018 Claudia Moorman
Mar 18, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Mar 18, 2018 Pamela Haun
Mar 18, 2018 Eugenie Von Poppe
Mar 18, 2018 Angela Callis
Mar 18, 2018 Danielle Stutheit
Mar 18, 2018 Elizabeth Veillette
Mar 18, 2018 Rahul Iyer
Mar 18, 2018 Juanita Leone I believe we should support our troops with what they need - but we can't turn our back on the millions of people that need help here in our own country - take the millions of dollars you are going to spend on a military parade and feed the hungary
Mar 18, 2018 Tara Shelby
Mar 18, 2018 Patricia Nick
Mar 18, 2018 Kate Kenzie
Mar 18, 2018 Jacqueline Knorr
Mar 18, 2018 Inessa Shakhnazarian
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