The real battle is coming over the debt ceiling, as Republicans will demand buts to Social Security and Medicare benefits. Obama has already agreed in principle with some of these cuts (raising retirement age and the chained CPI), but Democrats in Congress remain united against them.
Lindsay Graham: I Will Destroy America's Solvency Unless The Social Security Retirement Age Is Raised | ThinkProgress
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The GOP has killed the "fiscal cliff" deal by insisting on cutting Social Security benefits via the "Chained CPI", which OBAMA supports... (luckily the Democrats seem united so far against it, at least in this fiscal cliff deal, but it will be a major fight on a deal to raise the debt ceiling.. that is when the sh*t will hit the fan...) I can't understand WHY Obama is supporting the GOP plan to CUT Social Security benefits, except it is the most he wants to cut without other major cuts or raising the retirement age, but it is still a cut in future benefits, and he SHOULD stand fast against it, but he is not. We have to put a lot of pressure on progressives in Congress to stand firm against ANY cuts to Social Security or Medicare BENEFITS. Be calling and writing your representatives in Congress and prepare for battle.
Friday, December 28, 2012
TN Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are leading the GOP charge to hold the deficit ceiling hostage to cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits
GOP Senators Want To Take Debt Ceiling Hostage In Order To Raise Retirement Age
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Sandy Hook School Shooting: Adam Lanza Kills 26 And Himself At Connecticut School
It's time to take on the NRA and the Gun Lobby
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WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sen. Corker: Debt ceiling is Republican ‘leverage’ to cut ‘entitlements’ | The Raw Story
"Moderate" Republican Sen. Bob Corker is willing to go along with raising taxes on the top ONLY to get what he and the Republicans really want, "entitlement reform," i.e. CUTS to Medicare and Social Security BENEFITS. This is the "Grand Bargain" that the GOP will try to get President Obama to agree to again, and if progressives don't push harder from the left to oppose ANY CUTS to SS or Medicare BENEFITS, Obama will probably cave.
Monday is a national day of action to call Congress and ask representatives in the House and Senate to OPPOSE any cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits, and let the "Bush Tax Cuts" on the top 2% expire.
GOP Offers to Throw Middle Class, Elderly Over the "Fiscal Cliff"
The Obscenely Rich Men Bent on Shredding the Safety Net
Debt and Deficit Delusions
4 Ways to Leap the "Fiscal Cliff" to a Better U.S.A.
Robert Reich: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff
10 Things Republicans Don't Want You To Know About the "Fiscal Cliff"
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
To Move Forward, We Must Learn from Our Progressive Past | NationofChange
In The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, labor journalist Sam Pizzigati sums up the incredible feats past progressives accomplished. They "soaked the rich" at tax time. They built a union movement that acted as a real check on corporate greed. They even tamed Wall Street. Here he summarizes some proposals to build on the past achievements and promises of the American progressive movement and get back on track.
Five Ways to Beat the Plutocrats