|Because make no mistake. Republicans are dead-set on stealing these programs from Americans in return for raising tax rates on the very wealthy.
That is why we need to let them know in no uncertain terms that such a capitulation is unacceptable. Elections have consequences and we won. It is time we acted like winners and fought for our vision.
With that in mind Russ Feingold and Progressives United are starting a campaign to let Senators know that stealing our social safety net in return for economic justice is not an option. From an email:
Senate Democrats' commitment to letting the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire seems to be strengthening -- thanks to the work over 53,000 of your fellow progressives did to pressure wavering members of Congress.
But rumors are swirling in D.C. that Republicans might be willing to deal on tax rates for the wealthy -- if Democrats agree to benefit cuts from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Republicans and their corporate special interest allies are preparing to make a furious push to cut those benefits. Not only are they an absolutely essential protection for working families, but cutting those benefits is precisely the wrong approach to addressing our long-term debt problem in a sustainable way.
If we don't make a push for our values, Democrats may think they have no choice but to back a bad deal that will hurt families, and do nothing to solve our debt problem.
With that in mind they have set up a one step tool to make it easy for you to call your Senators and let them know where you stand. Even if you have one Senator for Communist China and another radical "Mad Doctor" Senator like we do in Kentucky it is important to put pressure on them and let them know you do not support their failed policies of the past and robbing the working class blind to pay for them.
Go here to make your call and join Russ and Progressives everywhere in fighting for American ideals!!: