Bruce Bartlett recently put up a chart showing results from 23 recent polls. By a 2 to 1 very clear majority the American population want to raise taxes on the wealthy. Number of republicans in congress who want to raise taxes on the wealthy= 0. By a 2 to 1 majority Americans don't want cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. The number of republicans in congress who don't want cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid=0. If republicans were part of representative democracy at least some republicans would agree with the majority of voters. Since no republicans agree with the majority of Americans it clearly means they do not represent the American public. Republicans represent the top 1% of the population with 80% of this country's wealth. Republicans don't represent the people unless they are very very wealthy people.
In poll after poll, the American people have made their opinion clear: We don't want cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits. But Washington has put these very programs we hold dear on the table all year.
Join me in signing this petition telling Washington politicians to back off our safety net.