DC’s tattered safety net

Save Our Safety Net

Over the last three years, the District of Columbia has cut more than $100 million dollars in funding for services like domestic violence resources, affordable housing, and childcare, services that help struggling low-income families, and keep our communities secure and strong. SOS-DC has called attention to DC’s escalating fiscal crisis and demanded smart, responsible action to Save Our Safety Net.

Instead of more budget cuts to programs residents need, SOS-DC proposed that City Council could take a progressive approach: Raise taxes on the city’s highest income earners, who suffer least during the recession. Creating three new tax brackets – at $100,000, $200,000, and $500,000 – could generate enough funding to prevent the worst of the cuts, and invest in an economic recovery that would include everyone.

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