Medicare or Millionaires?

clee October 22, 2012 0

If the President and Congress don’t take action by early 2013, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will take effect. Many economists say this will lead to a double dip recession, with 4.4 million jobs at stake!

We already know the Republican plan because it’s the same one they’ve been pushing for the last 20 years — make drastic cuts to Medicare and Social Security, while rewarding millionaires and corporations with more and more tax cuts.

We believe it is appalling to balance the budget on the backs of our country’s most vulnerable while at the same time, refusing to ask our nation’s wealthiest to pay the same tax rates like the rest of us. And after the disastrous Bush years, we know trickle down doesn’t work.

That’s why we’re teaming up with Social Security Works, Senator Bernie Sanders and SignOn.org to deliver an army of Americans standing strong for Social Security and Medicare.

Click here to add your name to the petition opposing any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

As you probably know, this deficit was caused by bad choices made during the Bush years — two unpaid for wars, huge tax breaks for the rich and an unpaid for prescription drug program that was written by and for insurance and drug companies.

Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said, “The best way to attack the deficit is to put America back to work.” We couldn’t agree more.

We have tough choices to make on the deficit. So let’s make the smart ones by ending the Bust tax cuts for incomes over $250,000 and investing in programs to get America back to work. Click here to sign the petition demanding a balanced approach to our budget woes — not one that balances the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable.