On November 6th, Americans re-elected President Obama with a mandate — a mandate to change the way things have been done in Washington for far too long. Gone are the days where the ultra-rich can rig the system in their favor. There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s called the American people.
But winning the election was just the beginning. As Congress gears up for a major showdown over federal spending, we must keep the promise of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% once and for all.
Help us send a message to Congress demanding a budget of shared prosperity, not one that is rigged for the richest 2%. Tell Congress: Don’t give an inch on ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%.
After years of Republican hostage taking, the GOP knows we have the upper hand this time around. Because even if Congress does nothing, all of the Bush tax cuts, for both the middle class and the richest 2% are set to expire on December 31st. If we let them expire, we can retroactively bring back the tax cuts for the 98%, but hold our ground against renewing them for the ultra-rich.
So the GOP will try to hold the middle class tax cuts hostage in return for draconian cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — and it’s up to the Democrats in Congress to prevent them. Tell Congress: Don’t give an inch on ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%.
Last week, President Obama met with a group of progressives where he promised he would not budge on the Bush tax cuts. Now it’s up to us to have his back.