The “Grand” Budget Isn’t Grand At All!

Thom Hartmann

It looks like President Obama is still open to negotiations with Republican economic terrorists.  Details of the president’s budget, set to be released April 10th, show that he will offer significant spending cuts to so-called “entitlement programs”- like Social Security and Medicare – in hopes of attaining a “grand” budget bargain with Congressional Republicans.

The plan replaces the sequester with other spending cuts, and increases revenues by $580 billion.  In a move that is sure to infuriate progressives and many Democrats, the president will propose lowering cost-of-living increases to Social Security benefits.  This is insane.  Instead of asking the wealthiest in our country to pay the same percentage of their income towards our social safety net, the President thinks that the elderly, disabled, and veterans should bear the burden of Republican austerity.

Our nation has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists, and economic terrorists shouldn’t be the exception.  We must stand together to preserve our social programs.  Tell Congress and the President that we won’t stand for balancing the budget on the backs of the poor.  Sign the petition at no-cuts.com.

Originally posted at Thom Hartmann.

 

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