Stop Budget Cuts to Disability Services

Target: Obama Administration

Goal: Stop proposed U.S. budget cuts to disability services and Social Security

President Obama recently proposed a 2014 budget that would affect almost all U.S. citizens.  Individuals who receive special disability services and Social Security funding will take a large hit.  Individuals with disabilities are not receiving adequate services as it is, so to cut funding would only make matters worse.

If the proposed budget plan goes into effect, funding for research towards aiding disabled individuals would drop and Social Security services would be hindered.  Thousands of special education professionals will receive a pay cut, and the availability of many services will be reduced.  Anyone who has ever had any connection to the world of disabilities understands how desperately funding is needed.  Thousands of individuals with special educational needs do not receive the proper therapy needed due to cost and lack of government funding to help, and Social Security checks barely cover living expenses as they are now.

Social Security has not been a contribution to the country’s deficit, so cutting funding in this area should never have even been considered.  Help stop this monstrosity before it begins by telling the Obama Administration not to cut Social Security or disability funding.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Obama Administration,

The proposed 2014 budget cuts to Social Security and other disability services will greatly harm those who need help the most.  A Social Security check for seniors is small enough as it is, and many individuals in need of disability services go without as they cannot afford it.

If the proposed budget plan goes into effect, special education services, which are inadequate as it is, will suffer devastating effects.  Many families cannot afford the proper therapies needed for those with special needs, and the government often does not provide near enough.  Research put forth at the National Institute of Health and other organizations will suffer as there will not be enough funds to provide the best possible quality of research.  Today, many senior citizens struggle to support themselves off of Social Security benefits, and if these budget cuts go through, they will be even worse off.

There is no reason to even consider cutting Social Security and disability funding.  Neither of which have contributed to the country’s deficit, so to cut them would be illogical and unfair.  I urge you to revise the 2014 budget compromise plan and to leave disability services and Social Security out.  I assure you that there are more reasonable and ethical alternatives.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. J Davidson says:

    This is not the place to cut!! People with disabilities deserve the services they desperately need.

  2. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed! Please sign to help people with disabiblities. The aid given to help those with disabilities is well usually well used — and with some people — that aid takes away enough stress — to allow the persons to give forward in meaningful ways. Please save the SSI and Social Security benefits in full.

    Please sign this petition.

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