On Tuesday, the Republicans released their budget. It was even worse than expected. It seeks to balance the budget on the backs of working and poor Americans.
The GOP budget cuts Medicare and Medicaid. It slashes funds for nursing homes. It targets the most vulnerable. Food stamps, Head Start, Pell grants for college, support for impoverished schools are all on the block.
It increases military spending by $40 billion next year alone. And cuts taxes on the wealthy and multinational corporations.
Congress should vote this terrible budget down. But that’s not enough. Let members of Congress know that Americans want an alternative that makes sense. Become a citizen co-sponsor of the People’s Budget introduced by the Progressive Caucus.
Congress will vote on dueling budgets next week. Endorse the CPC proposal and let wavering Members of Congress (especially Democrats) know that you are among millions of voters who support the People’s Budget.
The People’s Budget makes investments vital to our future. It modernizes our infrastructure and makes preschool and college available to all. In the next decade, it will create 8 million jobs. It pays for this by reducing bloated Pentagon budgets, and ensuring the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Click here to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget: A Raise for America.
It is time for Congress to hear that Americans want a new course. We know the deck is stacked. We want a straight deal. Join us as a citizen co-sponsor of the CPC People’s Budget.
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