Thursday afternoon a rally was held to request that representative Alan Nunnelee oppose the idea of cutting over $100 billion dollars from the federal budget. The rally was held in downtown Oxford by the Confederate memorial statue.
The tax cuts would cut programs like Head Start, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), the Pell Grant, job training and employment funds, clean and safe water funds, and repairs for public housing.
It would also cut school improvement funds, law enforcement assistance and approximately 5,800 jobs lost in Mississippi alone.
These cuts would affect National Public Radio, which includes Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and the Public Broadcasting Service.
The Daily Mississippian