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Anxiety About Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Is Sweeping Red-State America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, conservatives, red states, federal funding, public assistance, poverty, infrastructure )

Freya
- 138 days ago - alternet.org
In March, AlterNet spotlighted a handful of Trump voters who have voiced their dissatisfaction with the president's chaotic first few months in office.
White House Says Cutting Meals on Wheels Is Compassionate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trumps budget, increase defense, cut programs for poor, cut climate science, public housing, infrastructure )

Dandelion
- 155 days ago - nymag.com
President Trumps new budget would increase defense spending by $54 billion while slashing funding for medical research, climate science, public housing, education, aid to the indigent, infrastructure, and many, many other things.
Fix Dangerous, Neglected Dams
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: infrastructure, water, resources, Alabama, rivers, petitions )

Freya
- 181 days ago - forcechange.com
Alabama is the only state without a dam safety program, meaning its thousands of dams have no regulation, oversight or maintenance schedules.
Tell Congress to Pass the Water Resources Development Act - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, water, infrastructure, fix, jobs, petition )

Dandelion
- 334 days ago - action.americanmanufacturing.org
Water is vital to our health and well being. But right now, Americas water systems are in bad shape. Congress has the opportunity to improve things by passing a key piece of legislation to repair and rebuild our water infrastructure systems.
Support BIG Investment in Infrastructure Jobs ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: infrastructure, Bernie Sanders, American Society of Civil Engineers, AFL-CIO, congress, constitution, jobs, labor )

Nancy
- 935 days ago - act.boldprogressives.org
Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing a huge, $1 trillion infrastructure program -- which would create jobs repairing crumbling bridges and roads, expanding high-speed Internet, and increasing access to clean energy.
Invest in Repairing This Nation's Infrastructure!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: infrastructure, repairs, bills, Congress, petitions, bridges, roads, dams, trains, rails, power grid )

Freya
- 942 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In 2013, the American Civil Society of Engineers gave the U.S. a D+ grade on its infrastructure, estimating that $3.6 trillion in investment was necessary to fix the nation's highways, dams, rail and aviation systems, and more.
Many U.S. Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree on Fixes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, politics, infrastructure spending, infrastructure, bridge safety, usa, government )

AWAY AWHI
- 1541 days ago - npr.org
The collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington on May 23 has once again raised questions about the state of the nation's infrastructure. But there is no consensus on how to tackle the problem or how to pay for proposed solutions.
Congress: Vote For The Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013 (HR 900) ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, sequestration, food and ag, discretionary programs, budget, economy, education, infrastructure, unemployment, americans, money )

Nancy
- 1632 days ago - signon.org
We must not allow the sequester to be used to force unpopular cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits through the Congress. The only responsible thing to do is to completely cancel the sequester through legislative action.
U.S. Grows An Industrial Complex Along The Border
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Mexican Border, Border Industrial Complex, equipment, technology, manpower, infrastructure, border fence, Homeland Security, 250 Immigrant Detention Centers, SBI-Net debacle, Mexican immigration boom over, colossal waste of money )

Judy
- 1802 days ago - npr.org
As federal budgets shrink and illegal immigration ebbs, experts say that there's no end in sight for the growth of the border-industrial complex.
They Didn't Build That!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2012, GOP Greed, GOP Lies, Infrastructure, Video )

TomCat
- 1823 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment (if C2 permits)
OP-ED: My Jobs Plan: A Trillion Dollars For Infrastructure
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, obama, news, usa, jobs, infrastructure )

AWAY AWHI
- 2179 days ago - motherjones.com
What's also common knowledge is that manufactured outrage over the deficit aside, the federal government can currently borrow money for free. Actually, it's even better than that: It can borrow money at negative interest rate
 

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