80 percent of Americans want the congress to raise tax rates on millionaires and billionaires. All the republicans in congress are adamant against raising revenues. Obama's big negotiating deal is getting the republicans to agree with 80 percent of Americans by gutting Social Security and Medicaid? Please sign the petition, we are not going to make the elderly pay for Bush, Cantor, Boehner and McDonnel's 8 year spending spree. It is awful that so many people in this country think this is necessary to save our social safety net from a democratic president and a republican majority. But it is necessary, please sign all three.
BREAKING: Reports say the president just offered to cut Social Security benefits, if Republicans agree not to let the U.S. default on its debts.1
It's his offering to the out-of-control Republicans, who are threatening to crash the economy in order to ram through savage cuts to crucial government programs.
It's sickening to think that millions of seniors would have to sacrifice in order to appease Republican hostage-takers. Especially because every poll shows overwhelming majority of Americans support raising taxes on the rich and protecting Social Security and Medicare.2
But there's still time to stop this "bargain" in its tracks. Whatever deal the president offers Republicans will need Democratic votes to pass Congress. So we need Democrats in Congress to stand strong and oppose any benefit cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Can you sign our emergency petition to Democrats in Congress and tell them to stand up and tell the President they will not vote for Social Security and Medicare benefits cuts?
Sign the Pledge from the Progressive Change committee here
President Obama: If you cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits for me, my family, or families like mine, don't ask for a penny of my money or an hour of my time in 2012. I'm going to focus on electing bold progressive candidates who will fight to protect our Democratic legacy.