Friday, December 21, 2012

Bold Progressives: Tea Party just helped us

Social Security is under attack. But last night, the Tea Party undermined House Speaker John Boehner by rejecting his fiscal showdown plan -- showing that Democratic votes will be needed to pass any deal in the House.
This means progressives have new leverage in negotiations. We just need to act.
Can you call your Congressperson and ask him or her to publicly say that he he or she will oppose any deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits?
The main proposal to cut Social Security benefits is called "Chained CPI." Check out this chart that shows just how bad this would be:
Enable images to see something with a really boring name made much more exciting as an infographic
Please help educate others by forwarding this email to others. Or click to share the graphic on Facebook.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founder
P.S. Want to see which members of Congress have been boldest this week? Click here to see the list, and chip in $1 to each of their campaigns to say thanks. It makes a big difference. 

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