I Visited Over 40 Congressional Offices Today to Say: No Support For Anyone Who Votes for Social Security and Medicare Cuts

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 11:02 am

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).

National Day of Action: Oppose Cutting Safety Net Benefits at Your Local Congressional Offices TODAY

By: 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 [...]

Catfood Commission II: A Cowardly Attempt to Dodge Democratic Accountability

By: 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 [...]

Catfood Commission II: The Commission Strikes Back!

By: 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.