Cuts to unemployment, cuts to defense, cuts to doctors who provide Medicare, layoffs, and furloughs to the federal workforce, cuts to Native American schools on federal lands, CUTS THAT WILL BRING FEDERAL SPENDING TO A FIVE DECADE LOW will ensue if President Obama and radical rightwing Republicans cannot reach a budget deal which includes raising revenue from the 1% by this coming FRIDAY.
Another self-imposed economic crisis designed to widen the yawning chasm between the rich and the rest of us. These phony self-imposed crises are a great way to transfer even more wealth from working families to the 1% at the top.
After all, why would someone at the point of the economic pyramid care about Native American Kids, the federal workforce, meat inspectors, or even doctors who treat our elders?
It is time to tell everyone on Congress to stand hard, tall and strong against budget cuts and cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Tell the radical rightwing Republicans we reject their brand of austerity, that is there is a real budget problem it was created by them and their Wall Street masters.
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Stewart Acuff is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work.
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