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Action Alert: Don't accept another bad deal!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Don't accept another bad deal!

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Issue

A ''grand bargain'' could jeopardize Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Background

Congress is headed for a major showdown over federal spending before the end of the year. Negotiations are already happening and Congress only has a few weeks left in session and there has been a concerted effort from opponents to put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits on the chopping block. But we can not let Congress force the American people to accept another bad deal that jeopardizes vital social programs.

Problem:

This year, the fear of across–the-board spending cuts and automatic tax increases -- some politicians call the “fiscal cliff” -- is being used as propaganda and a scare tactic in an attempt to get the American people to accept another bad deal or a “grand bargain”.

Bush tax cuts -- which are the single largest contributor to the deficit -- will end on December 31st, even if Congress does nothing between now and then. However conservatives want to protect the wealthy from tax increases and the military from spending reductions. President Obama has called upon Congress to approve legislation that would protect middle class families from tax increases in the New Year. But the right-wing politicians are calling for “entitlement reform” that could reduce Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.

Solution:

As Congress gears up for a major showdown over the “fiscal cliff” and federal spending, we must demand a balanced solution to our nation's fiscal challenges that includes:
  • drawing a clear line in the sand against harmful cuts to
  • Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid;
  • ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% once and for all;
  • closing tax loopholes for corporations; and
  • making deeper cuts in military spending.

Action Needed:

Congress needs to know that we won’t just sit back and accept another bad deal! Tell your member of Congress not to give in to a “grand bargain” that will jeopardize vital social programs.

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Do not to give in to a “grand bargain” that will jeopardize vital social programs.


Dear Representative,

As Congress gears up for a major showdown over the “fiscal cliff” and federal spending, I call on you to help work towards a balanced solution to our nation's fiscal challenges that includes:
- drawing a clear line in the sand against harmful cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid;
- ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% once and for all;
- closing tax loopholes for corporations; and
- making deeper cuts in military spending.

The American people can not afford to accept another bad deal that further burdens the most vulnerable populations while continuing to cater to the ultra-rich and greedy corporations. I call on you to reject any deal that extends the Bush tax cuts for the rich or make cuts to vital programs.

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