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Dan Butterbrodt: U.S. can no longer afford AmeriCorps

To the Editor:

Your headline on page 16 in the July 20 issue “AmeriCorps volunteers helping out at NSCD” is incorrect. AmeriCorps members are in fact not volunteers – but as your article correctly stated they receive room and board, a stipend and tuition/student loan reimbursement.

The NSCD is an excellent organization and a worthy cause; however with our country $15 trillion in debt, the day of reckoning is rapidly approaching. Going forward it will be increasingly difficult to fund even Social Security or defense, never mind boutique programs such as AmeriCorps.

Dan Butterbrodt

Winter Park

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