Head Start Cuts: Necessary and Needed
Now Republicans are getting the heat for big cuts to the Head Start program. The Liberals and Democrats are playing on the heart strings of the people. Without regard to the true needs of our Country. Money that has been given through the years to programs like head start hasn't really encouraged people to get off these programs. Democrats want to tell you that if we make these cuts our children will be on the street. They want you to believe that in the long run it will hurt our Country and that poor children will be swept aside with no room to grow. Democrats want you to believe that Republicans hate the poor and unfortunate people out their. They don't want you to know the truth.
Head Start programs are just another handout to buy your vote. Why should someone strive to do better for themselves when they will loose child care services. It also insures that people will work the minimum time needed so they can be sure they qualify for assistance. There are some who actually use the programs to better themselves.
I know this because I was one of them. I received child care assistance as well as food stamps while I went to school to complete my degree. As soon as I was out and working, just barely over minimum wage, I no longer qualified for assistance. I had a choice to make. Work less and qualify for the programs again or give up all the extra stuff I enjoyed and make something of myself. For five years I had my old used vehicle to drive, no cell phone, no cable T.V., no internet and only the basics but I pulled our family up by our boot straps and paid my own way. The Government didn't do it for me. I needed the Government to cut spending so I could get a job that paid more and I could pay for Child Care myself.Continued on the next page