October 17, 2012
Congress and the coming budget showdown
A time to choose
After the election, Congress must decide between tax cuts for the richest 2% or jobs and economic security for the rest of us. We need to act now to make sure our members of Congress understand this – it is time for those whom America has done so right by to start doing right by America.
Poor and middle class families have sacrificed enough in the Great Recession – our jobs, our retirement plans, our opportunity to live the American Dream. Now is no time to ask us to sacrifice our tax cuts or the promise of Social Security and Medicare – programs which we have been paying into for years – so that millionaires and billionaires can sacrifice nothing!
Sign our letter to Congress!
Click here to add your name to this letter:
Dear U.S. Representative,
I need you to make a promise. And I need you to keep it.
After the election, when the campaign is finally over and the winners and runners up are decided, I want you to think about me and my family – not as voters to be persuaded but as citizens of this country whose future pursuit of happiness is in your hands.
When your work in the 112th Congress is coming to its end, I need you to be brave for us, to remember that we are all in this together, and to stand with conviction that a bad budget deal for the people is no deal to be had at all. Say ‘NO’ to more tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans! Say ‘NO’ to benefit cuts for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid!
Because the truth is that if tax cuts and prosperity for the richest 2% created jobs, we would already be drowning in jobs. The real job creators are the people with the most to lose in a bad budget deal – the rest of us. And we need more economic security – not less. Besides, the people calling for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are the same ones who want to spend another $1 trillion over 10 years on giveaways to the rich. Don’t be their guy.
Stand up for me and my family. Make me this promise, and keep it.
If that’s a message you believe in – if that’s a promise you think your member of Congress should make to you and your family – we urge you to sign this letter, today. After you do, please share this post and this letter with your friends, family, and coworkers.
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