The Health and Human Services Budget Appropriations sub-committee has been getting an earful for the past two days. It opens its meeting up to a public hearing to see what advocates and citizens had to say about the budget process. As expected, there was plea after plea by lobbyists and others to save their allocation in the spending plan. There were also a few impassioned pleas from parents and others who say this isn’t just "groups" who will be affected… it hits closer to home for them. Here are a few of the testimonies: