I am writing regarding “Georgia congressmen on sequester” (ajc.com, Feb. 28).
Low-income families, especially mothers and children, could suffer the effects of sequestration due to cuts made in programs preventing violence against women, and programs such as WIC. Sequestration would also affect low-income college students who rely on aid programs to afford the ever-rising cost of a college education — a burden I bear myself, and wouldn’t be able to afford without my Pell grants.
A balanced budget should not be a burden low-income families and the shrinking middle class have to bear. Congress should reject any proposals that exclude Pentagon spending from being on the chopping block, and get the Pentagon’s seemingly unlimited budget under control before taking away necessary assistance to families in need.
CASSIE N. ANDERSON, ATLANTA