Tell President Obama to Hold Firm!
You've probably heard Negotiations on reducing the deficit have hit a roadblock, and President Obama is taking a more active role. He is meeting with Senate leadership today. Vice President Biden had been working with a small group from Congress to get an agreement by July 1.
The negotiations have been stalled because Republicans in the group want trillions of dollars in service cuts and are staking out a position opposed to replacing some of those cuts with increased revenues. The Administration is playing a critical role, and does support including increased revenues to protect low and moderate-income people. We need them to hold firm!
Call 1-888-245-0215 toll-free, and you'll be connected to the White House Comment Line.
Call NOW and tell them:
"Please tell the President and the Vice President to hold firm and prevent harmful cuts or caps to low-income programs in the negotiations to reduce the deficit. Please insist on fair increases in revenues to prevent reckless cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and other essential services.
Major national organizations are also urging decision-makers to protect low-income people in deficit reduction plans. This morning a letter was circulated from organizations including United Way Worldwide, National Council of La Raza, Feeding America, Sojourners, Families USA and many more, including the Coalition on Human Needs.
Want to understand more about the dangers of slashing low-income programs?
Read Debbie Weinstein’s piece on CommonDreams.org: Paving the Road to a Hungrier, Unhealthier, and Less-Educated Nation: Massive spending cuts will make the future bleaker for millions of Americans. This piece describes the impact of massive SNAP/food stamp and Medicaid cuts in the House budget. Including 8 million fewer food stamp recipients, or cuts of $147/month for every 4-person family receiving food stamps - and cutting Medicaid caseloads nearly in half in most states.
The President and Vice President need your call now. Dial 1-888-245-0215 toll-free, and you'll be connected to the White House Comment Line.