I was one of the 2700 people who pledged to go to the office of their member of congress and let them know that if they support cuts to Social Security or Medicare, we won’t support them in the next election. And moreover, that “supporting cuts” meant voting for the creation of any committee with the power to make recommendations that would be given an up-or-down vote in Congress, bypassing regular procedure (Catfood II).
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday July 19, 2011 11:02 am|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday July 19, 2011 7:49 am|
TAKE ACTION TODAY:Visit Your Local Congressional Office to Oppose Cutting the Social Safety Net RSVP to our National Day of Action to protect social security and visit your representatives to oppose President Obama’s plan to cut benefits. Over 2,500 activists (and counting) have formally RSVP’d to our National Day of Action to protect the social [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 18, 2011 1:42 pm|
It currently appears that the most likely resolution to the debt ceiling situation will be the use of the Mitch McConnell-Harry Reid back up plan. This plan will probably include some form of the Catfood Commission II. A bipartisan commission that would work in secret to come up with a package that would be fast [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 14, 2011 11:26 am|
When progressives wanted the public option fast-tracked through the Senate by putting it in a reconciliation bill, Harry Reid simply choose not to do it. Yet now, Reid is working on a way to potentially allow a devastating package of cuts in Medicare and Social Security to move through the Senate at lightening speed.