As, you are aware the funds for the Head Start programs across the country. Aware of the fact that the national deficit and the outrageous spending by both parties Democrat and Republican alike has spiraled out of control. But, when it came time for our elected leaders to decide on what programs to cut and many did need to be cut our elected officials decided to cut a program that benefits the children of our country. This is not only an outrage but, I find it also funny that the party that is suppose to be for “Main Street” America and the education of our children voted on just removing funds all together. The House is controlled by the Republicans and they did not think and I am giving them the benefit of the doubt when I say that this not only effects the education of our children but, it also cuts jobs in many different areas of our country. From, the rural towns of Texas to the cities of Ohio these programs face closure and I would hope that the party that claims they are for the people will act and have the courage of their convictions if any bill to restore the funds to the Head Start program reaches the House for a floor vote. I personally volunteer at a small rural Head Start program and I have seen the educational benefits first hand from the organic gardening these children do to the life building skills they are taught by exceptional teachers preparing them for their educational journey in public school. This is not a party issue but, an issue that should be at the heart of all members of both the Senate and the House and I know that they will vote as their heart dictates and not as their Washington minds tell them to. I am sure there will be members who will pull out their charts and their graphs and fight saying that the funds could be used in other areas. But, perhaps instead of a chart that can not talk why don’t we have the parents of kids in Head Start fill the Gallery and then they can see the children that they have already voted against.