The American people don’t subscribe to the conservative position about why our nation has a deficit. Most people blame our deficit not on excessive social spending but instead on low taxes for the rich or the huge military budget, according to this National Journal poll. As important, the survey found Americans unconvinced that safety-net programs [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 14, 2012 1:17 pm|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Saturday July 23, 2011 11:27 am|
Jane wrote yesterday about the launch of our Google Ads campaign to alert people in key election states that Social Security and Medicare are on the chopping block. She mentioned that we would also be running Facebook ads. I just wanted to pop in and give a quick update and let everyone know that the Facebook ads have now been approved, and are up and running.
|By: Jane Hamsher 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).
|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: Jane Hamsher Monday July 18, 2011 9:31 am|
Someone should tell the President that if he wants to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits before defense spending, he’s not in any position to be giving advice to progressives.
Will you take time to go visit the office of your member of Congress or Senator tomorrow, and remind them that the American people overwhelmingly oppose cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits, and that you will will not support them in 2012 if they take part in doing that?
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 12, 2011 1:12 pm|
Obama is no deficit hawk or policy wonk, he is a big deal hawk. He seems to wants to get big bipartisan deals for the sake of getting big deals. He fights for a bipartisan deal even with getting a deal is totally unnecessary to achieving his stated policy goals.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 8, 2011 11:49 am|
The only way cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits can become law as part of a debt ceiling deal is if a significant number of Congressional Democrats vote for those cuts. A bloc of Congressional Democrats can stop these cuts if they simply vote against them, using the leverage they have. Republicans control the [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 22, 2010 2:01 pm|
What is considered “conservative” philosophy in this country (no regulation or social safety net, government helping big businesses and offering low taxes to the rich) is not conservative in the traditional sense of preserving the status quo. It is a radical pro-wealth, pro-corporate control, anti-public-investment ideology. What makes this radical position so dangerous is, as [...]