James Baumgartner and Crystal Farmer, Fargo, Published April 04 2013
Letter: Many Americans rely on safety netWe believe that society needs to provide a safety net for those who need it. Times are tough for a lot of people, and the sequester cuts could not hit at a worse time. We believe that God meant for people to take care of each other, and when the government stops keeping its obligations to Americans, our representatives in Congress are betraying our trust.
We, like many Americans, rely on the social safety net to make ends meet. When Congress failed to work together and avoid the sequester cuts, they were being incredibly irresponsible. Political games should never come at the expense of kids getting a good education, people receiving the help they need to make ends meet, or American jobs.
If cutting programs that help hardworking families while some of the biggest companies don’t pay anything is a joke, it’s not funny.
We still have time to stop most of the sequester’s effects, but we need our representatives to stand up for the people they represent, and stop giving in to corporate pressure.
Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., please do the right thing.