Step up, speak out today on debt crisis

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There seems to be a groundswell of opposition to the outrageous Republican/tea party budget-slashing, defense of the super-rich, and efforts to force a default as a way to bring down the Obama administration in 2012.

According to polls, public opinion is against the Republicans.

However it will take a lot more than polls to force these ruthless operatives to back off.

MoveOn reports, "Progressives organized over 800 rallies nationwide that generated a flood of pressure on Republicans. The president's speech led to so many people contacting Congress that the switchboard jammed."

Like many other crucial times in our nation's history, the American people step up and speak out for democracy and fairness.

This is one of those times.

People, speak up and call your senators and representative immediately. Demand an immediate lifting of the debt-ceiling logjam, and a deficit fix that includes ending tax loopholes for billionaires and corporate jet owners, ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, investing to create good-paying jobs, and protecting Social Security, Medicare AND Medicaid!

It will take more than progressive activists to win this fight. It will take a rainbow coalition of women and men, teenagers and seniors, from all walks of life to end House Republican leaders' hostage-hold on the U.S. economy and political system, just so they can protect billionaires, gas and oil corporations and corporate jet owners.

Enough is enough.

Call today. Click here to find your senators' and representative's numbers. Tell them what you think. And then, get your family members, neighbors and friends to do the same.

To call directly to the U.S. Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121.

If you are in the Washington, D.C., area, send a public message by attending an American Dream Rally at the Capitol tomorrow - Thursday, July 28 at 12 noon - organized by MoveOn.org and the American Dream Movement. It will be on the east side of the Capitol Building (First Street NE). 

Enough is enough. We the people must act.

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  • Yes we must act but these actions are futile. Phone calls won't change a thing. Voting won't change a thing. Politicians won't change a thing. What will is revolution. This is not the people's world yet it is the strong's. You all cry for change but only when your benefits are threatened. You condemn Republicans like they are the anti-christ. Yet you are citizens. You have voted you have had your say now let the politicians do their "work." This is the way government works. I f you don't like it why don't you actually try and change it. You all hate what its doing you call the republicans fascists and yet it is you that sits on the sidelines. You put all your hopes in obama wanting him to do this or that yet he only does what is popular not right. If you want something done right you have to it yourself.

    Posted by Vitiosus Caveo, 08/04/2011 2:10pm (3 years ago)

  • Obama is more of a partner then an adversary to Republicans who are trying to gut America's remaining social services.

    Posted by Sean Mulligan, 07/31/2011 5:41am (3 years ago)

  • Get the Teabaggers out of politics and back in therapy where they belong....just 1 year of their kind of government, their hand picked Congressional monolithic morons have shoved us right back to the brink of disaster....they should all be tried for treason.

    Posted by Dan Winfield, 07/29/2011 6:02am (3 years ago)

  • Good editorial, but please clarify one thing. Does " protecting Social Security, Medicare AND Medicaid!" mean absolutely no cuts and not increasing the age eligability? If so, and I hope so, then President Obama must take his cuts off the table. If not he is either willingly or unwillingly falling into the trap set by Republicans and endangers his reelection.

    Posted by David Bell, 07/28/2011 1:02pm (3 years ago)

  • Two Republican presidents have suspended the rights to writs of habeus corpus. On Sept. 24, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the right to writs of habeas corpus nationwide. On Oct. 17, 2006, President George W. Bush signed a law suspending the right of habeas corpus to persons "determined by the United States" to be an "enemy combatant". It is high time for President Obama to do the same, for the sake of people across the globe who struggle daily to survive and are being today assaulted on every hand by the robber barons of the big bourgeoisie, the multinational fascist corporations, and their politicl agents.

    In the face of the deliberately obstreperous and obstructionist actions of a minority in Congress and dictated by anti-American multinational corporate interests which are dedicated to the destruction of the Republic, to global control not only of the marketplace but for the control of people world-wide, the domination of governments of all nations, and the establishment in its place of a global international corporate dictatorship, the time is ripe for the President of the United States to invoke section IV of the XIVth amendment to the U.S. Constitution to declare the current budget crisis, inflicted by a handful of corporate-fascist organizations and their political cronies upon the American people, the U.S. government and ultimately on the entire world, and created as a national emergency, to thereupon prorogue Congress, invoke section III of the XIVth Amendment to arrest John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Mitch McConnell as enemies of the state and of the people, and arrest and execute David H. Koch, Charles G. Koch, and Grover Norquist as foreign agents working to give the United States and the world into the hands of multinational corporations which are engaged in economic and political war against the poor, the unemployed, the elderly, the ill, the infirm, the disabled, and against the working people of the lower and middle classes across the planet.

    Posted by Irving, 07/28/2011 12:42pm (3 years ago)

  • Some pressure also needs to be put on Pres. Obama not to give in to the Boehners and those farther right. Unfortunately in the recent negotiations, Pres. Obama seemed too willing to tell seniors and those on Medicare and Medicaid that they would need to make sacrifices in exchange for concessions by the right that never happened. So Obama just keeps moving right and gets nowhere. We have to tell him enough already. Stop doing the right's dirty work for them. Don't agree to the cuts. We need more spending for the poor and those in need, not less. More spending for the poor would actually help jump start the economy. Boehner's cuts won't.

    Posted by Babette Grunow, 07/27/2011 8:01pm (3 years ago)

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