Sunday, December 9, 2012

Class War: Republicans Go After "Entitlements" (Working Class, Poor & Elderly Benefits)

Sen. Corker: Debt ceiling is Republican ‘leverage’ to cut ‘entitlements’ | The Raw Story
 "Moderate" Republican Sen. Bob Corker is willing to go along with raising taxes on the top ONLY to get what he and the Republicans really want, "entitlement reform," i.e. CUTS to Medicare and Social Security BENEFITS.  This is the "Grand Bargain" that the GOP will try to get President Obama to agree to again, and if progressives don't push harder from the left to oppose ANY CUTS to SS or Medicare BENEFITS, Obama will probably cave.

 Monday is a national day of action to call Congress and ask representatives in the House and Senate to OPPOSE any cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits, and let the "Bush Tax Cuts" on the top 2% expire.

  GOP Offers to Throw Middle Class, Elderly Over the "Fiscal Cliff"
 The Obscenely Rich Men Bent on Shredding the Safety Net
 Debt and Deficit Delusions
 4 Ways to Leap the "Fiscal Cliff" to a Better U.S.A.
 Robert Reich: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff
 10 Things Republicans Don't Want You To Know About the "Fiscal Cliff"