As Congress continues to debate a long-term budget plan for FY11, a proposed $5.7 billion cut to Pell Grant funding is still on the table. Beyond the dollars and cents, cutting Pell Grants has real consequences.
Instead of marginalizing women, Congress must get to work on policies that can foster job creation and fuel economic growth. It's time to focus on solutions, not just for the fortunate few, but for every American.
Activities like tsunami warning systems are the heart of the logic behind a strong national government. Yet these "general welfare programs" are routinely disparaged as "out-of-control federal spending."