Letters to the editor: March 29, 2017

Opposing cuts to global aid programs

The White House is proposing drastic cuts to global development programs in our national budget. This would be disastrous for people struggling in poverty and for the U.S. standing as a world leader. Currently, millions of kids are able to go to school and get vital medical treatment because of anti-poverty programs supported by the U.S. government. Healthy, educated children become healthy, educated adults who can contribute to their communities and economies in a myriad of ways. This benefits all of us.

The national budget is a moral document, reflecting our values and priorities. Join me in strongly urging U.S. Representatives Lacy Clay and Ann Wagner to reject any cuts to global anti-poverty programs. I believe our country is at its best when we make sure everyone has the foundation for a bright future.

Cynthia Changyit Levin, Town and Country

Giving credit where due

[Regarding the March 22 editiorial, “Hail Haley”] Would it kill the Jewish Light’s editorial writers to acknowledge President Trump’s involvement in the radical change in our country’s support for Israel?

Larry Steinman, Chesterfield