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Once Again House Wants to Eliminate AmeriCorps and CNCS

Posted by Zach Maurin on March 30, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan discussing his budget.

On March 29, 2012, the House passed a Budget Resolution from Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that calls for the elimination of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and all of CNCS.

Two things are important to know:

1) A budget resolution is not law.
2) However, it makes clear the House’s spending priorities.

The House has tried this before. And while it might feel like it’s not a threat because we’ve successfully fought back previous elimination attempts, that would be a dangerous view to take. We’ve been successful before for two reason:

1) National service under CNCS has an incredible impact and value
2) So many Americans spoke out and urged their Reps and Senators to support CNCS

To win again requires that we speak out again – and this time with even greater volume because this year will be the toughest budget battle in decades.

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3 Responses to “Once Again House Wants to Eliminate AmeriCorps and CNCS”

  1. […] the Ryan budget would completely eliminate federal funding for CNCS: Eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service. Programs […]

    • stephenwv said

      Government jobs drain the economy. They add to the national debt that this youngest generation will have to pay off at a debt load of over $400,000 per family by 2025. This borrowing will cause inflation that will lower the standard of living for especially the middle class. It will fulfill one of Obama’s promises. He will make American labor competitive with India and China as our lowering standard of living and lower inflation adjusted wages become equal to workers in China and India. Real jobs are needed and fewer foreign workers comong to America by the millions taking the real jobs away from America’s young people.

  2. […] the Ryan budget would completely eliminate federal funding for CNCS: Eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service. Programs […]

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