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4 children in our household & struck with T1Diabetes. this costly disease affects the entire family emotionally , physically & financially. cutting programs that allow our family to feed all our ch8ldren & afford medical care will devestate us & many ...

My Sister

My sister is 59 years old, has been unemployed for almost two years and now has found a part time job without benefits. She needs insurance.
—Mary AnnMD

Babies and Young Children

Our youngest citizens are affected by the loss of WIC and Head Start. They are victims of this crisis. Please help them!


I know how important programs like Head Start are, how much difference they make in the life of a child and his/her family. My own child went from being considered developmentally delayed to be part of the program for gifted children at school, thanks ...


A year and a half ago I took in a then 16 year old girl who was a friend of my 17 year old daughter. I had known this child since she was in elementary school and knew that her parents had mental health issues as well as alcohol and drug abuse issues. ...

3 kids and an alcoholic husband

It gradually got worse. My denial that my husband could control his alcoholism and addictions was crumbling year after year. Married for just over 5 years and with 3 children, I found myself in daily verbal and emotional abuse as my husband's drinking ...

Research cuts impact my family, but more importantly our future

My husband and I work in medical/public health research. We see the impact of dwindling federal research funds and wonder what kind of future we will have, and what will happen to the future of American science fields. We both work at internationally ...

stop this tantrum

Okay, it is time to take our country back from these belligerent children. I am stunned that they have gotten this far,


As a social worker I see several clients who NEED, not want but need, services like WIC and/or Food stamps, not just children and families, and by taking these away our government will be seriously devastating the people I work with.

Observations From The Trenches

I am a licensed professional social worker. I have the distinct privilege of working with young families who are trying to help their children with disabilities reach their potential. The current situation is a complete abdication of responsibility ...

Touching so many lives

I have a cousin whose husband was laid off from his job. They have been using his unemployment checks to pay for their health insurance (which he previously received through his job). Apparently the staff at the Washington State Employment Security (who ...

Still reeling from the sequester!

My husband lost his job in December 2012 because the hedge funds running his company finally chose to liquidate the business. He is a skilled worker and wasn't able to find a job at anything like the level he is qualified for. Fortunately, he did qualify ...

Things I want the government to do

Shutting down the government is ludicrous. Here's a short off the top of my head list of things I count on the government for: educating my children and _all_ children, maintaining the roads and bridges that I used daily, funding medical research, funding ...

Save our Children

I work in a WIC clinic and have had many calls today and yesterday about whether we would be open and whether they would be receiving their checks for food this month.

So many of our families are struggling to feed their children good food. If they don't ...


my expirience

When my son's father passed away from cancer we entered a very dark time, we had to relocate to be closer to family support. When my unemployment expired, and I was still barely working we went on the SNAP program for food and Medicaid for healthcare. ...

Do They Really Know What These Programs Do for People

I have been a Nutritionist for WIC for over 15 years and have worked for 3 different counties. I am very concerned about the future of a program that I deeply believe in.

I am a Registered Dietician and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Our ...


I'm a 70+ Senior

Food Stamps for me have varied from a high of $46 a month to in Nov of this year a low of $15. My only income in this period(2005 to present) has been Social Security.

So while my income from Social Security has gone up, the amount I receive from Food ...


Somebody's Grama

I have paid taxes as a Radiographer for 41 years, minus 10 months when I was unable to get a job or unemployment as a single parent and found myself on ADC and what at the time was similar to Medicade.

Neither of which provided anything like a great ...


single mom

I am a single mother struggling to make ends meet. I have gone into a shelter program and now i am trying to establish a stable living environment for my kids. These budget cuts will cause more struggle for not only me and my family but for thousands ...


Two days ago, I noticed my granddaughter watching the news. She had several questions that began with "Why?".

"Why are these people not thinking about what is going to happen to my friends?-she's in a Title I school.

"Why are those people not wanting ...

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