I write to let you know about a town hall meeting I am holding on the Federal Budget next Monday, March 21, 2011 at UWM.
We know that where you put your money is where you put your heart. And we need to be more aware of this than ever as budget battles play out in Washington and in Madison.
In Washington, we expect Republicans to follow spending cuts they have already proposed in an appropriations bill with even deeper cuts disproportionately falling on some of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. And in Madison, we’ve seen massive protests when Governor Walker blamed the budget in his effort to virtually end public sector unions.
Make no mistake about it – getting our debt and deficit under control must be a top priority. But it is downright immoral to do it on the backs of our working families who struggle to get by every day.
As a share of our economy, Federal revenues are they lowest they have been in 60 years. We cannot balance our budget on cuts alone. We become forced to make deeper and deeper cuts when Republicans in Washington and Madison insist upon corporate tax cuts and other tax breaks we cannot afford.
Budgets are about choices, and to get out of this mess, everyone must share in the pain. And economist after economist has said that drastic spending cuts will set our economy back just as it is making modest gains.
We’re fighting this fight in Washington and a similar one is going on in Madison.
We will not recover if we deny our children education. We will not recover without a strong middle class. We will not recover if we leave the most vulnerable behind.
The stakes are high and the time to fight is now.
Please join me for a town hall meeting at UWM about the budget next Monday, March 21, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about how budget choices can affect you.
Details are as follows:
Who: Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Dr. Andrew Reschovsky of the University of Wisconsin’s La Follette School of Public Affairs
What: Town Hall Meeting on the Federal Budget
When: Monday, March 21, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Zelazo Center
2419 E. Kenwood Avenue, Milwaukee
Hope to see you there!
Member of Congress