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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rep Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wants to cut the successful Head Start program

Head Start has helped millions of low income children and their families through comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services since it was started in 1965. Flake thinks this is a waste of money citing "study after study" that it doesn't work. Like many government programs it can be improved but all these studies he cites do not exist.

Contradictory to Flake’s claim, a longterm study in California found that “our society receives nearly $9 in benefits for every $1 invested in Head Start children.”

Cutting Head Start will reduce the deficit by a stunning 0.002 percent. Way to go asshole. If only those low income kids would donate to his campaign fund it would all be very different,

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