BOSTON (AP) – All 11 Democratic members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation are fighting proposed funding cuts by Democratic President Barack Obama to the Community Services Block Grants program.

The eleven members said Monday that they have sent a letter to Obama detailing their opposition. They said the cuts will end up hindering the nation’s economic recovery.

Community action programs include private, non-profit human service and advocacy organizations established by Congress more than three decades ago to help fight poverty. Their services include GED education, job training, Head Start and homelessness programs,

The members of the delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, said that in Massachusetts community action programs serve over 250,000 families, 600,000 individuals, and employ over 4,000 workers.

The letter was signed by the entire delegation except Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. laura says:

    nice, scott brown, a “representative of the people”, will be supporting big business and taking money away from MA families and needy people. Liar, cheater, oh, did I mention LIAR?

  2. DStein says:

    What does Scott Brown and Barack Obama know that the 11 clowns that signed this letter don’t? Do you think just maybe Brown and Obama realize the time has come to get serious about cutting the national debt and budget deficits? When are the 11 clowns going to wake up and realize we simply can’t afford these programs anymore. Time to face reality.

  3. CEO says:

    laura, you’re just made because the gravy train is coming to an end. We can’t afford handouts anymore. IF you’re worried about the needy, just double up on your contributions to charities……that is if you give to beign with.

  4. Unemployed... says:

    I think what you are failing to realize is that all of these programs aren’t offering “handouts.” My program is in danger and we are a child abuse advocacy program. Without us children would be sent back into homes that aren’t ready to have their children back after being placed in CPS custody. It isn’t JUST programs that give stuff out..

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