Making a difference | Letter

Willie Dickerson makes an excellent point regarding homelessness (Reporter, May 24). Those of us who are comfortably housed may not notice those who quietly struggle, with no stable, safe place to return to at the end of the day.

President Trump’s FY2020 federal tax proposal is presently being discussed in Congress, as Mr. Dickerson noted, Trump would cut HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) by an astounding $9.6 billion or 18 percent below the under-funded 2017 enacted levels.

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, $200 billion in tax cuts goes to the top 20 percent of households. Yet Trump’s recent tax proposal is to cut $1 trillion from education, affordable housing, nutrition assistance and the needs of the working families over a 10-year period.

We can, indeed, make a difference. We can call the Washington, D.C. offices of Sens. Patty Murray (202-224-2621) and Maria Cantwell (202-224-3441) and your U.S. Representative and tell them we need to protect safety net programs, particularly low income housing. The aide who answers the phone will be happy to relay your brief message.

Donna Munro

Bremerton

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