An address to the President… I hope he hears it and follows through with these suggestions…
As the debate over deficits ramped up in Washington on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out the compelling case not to slash programs for working families. Any deficit reduction package must rely on new revenue for at least half the reduction in red ink, he added in a major address in the Senate. Sanders spoke at length about what caused deficits (wars, Wall Street bailouts, tax breaks for the rich) and how to shrink them (more revenue from the wealthiest Americans to match spending cuts). He urged fellow senators not to yield to Republican congressional leaders who “acted like schoolyard bullies” when they walked out of budget negotiations. He summed up the situation in a letter to the president that had been signed by more than 16000 people by the time he completed his speech. Sign the letter » http://www.sanders.senate.gov
If you consider yourself an Independent or Moderate but find yourself agreeing with mostly Liberal / Progressive policy stances (ie equal rights for gays, the Public Option, the wealthy should pay more in taxes, companies should pay their fair share of taxes and stop shipping jobs overseas, equal pay for women, repealing DADT & DOMA, the need for social security and Medicaid, etc…) then you are calling yourself by the wrong moniker. Stand up for what you believe in and stop acting like their is some virtue in calling yourself something you are not.
Joan Walsh, Chris Cilizza and Chris Mathews explain what I mean in the clip below…
- Moderates Are Not Independents, and Other Clues to Moves by Obama, GOP (politicsdaily.com)
- Liberals to Obama: Don’t Touch Entitlements (blogs.wsj.com)
- Liberal groups warn Obama on cutting entitlements (thehill.com)