HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN:

HELLO FROM EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN - city of big bottoms and small minds.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

AMERICA WANTS WEALTHIEST AMONG US TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE

The chairs of the congressional super committee just made a huge announcement:
The super committee will fail to send a deficit reduction plan to Congress before its deadline this week.

Progressives demanded that the rich pay their fair share, or no deal, and Democrats stood strong.

Democrats tried to craft a compromise with Republicans that included the 1% paying their fair share, but Republicans refused to budge. So Democrats walked away from the bad deals Republicans offered, just as hundreds of thousands of progressives asked them to do.

This news means that Congress will have no fast-track path for dismantling crucial programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Progressives are debating this big news at a special discussion page on ProgressivesUnited.org right now. See what they have to say and weigh in.

Hundreds of thousands of your fellow progressives around the country petitioned the super committee or contacted members directly, and this outcome couldn't have happened without progressive action.

We prevented a bad deal from the super committee, but the fight isn't over. Republicans have shown that protecting corporations and the 1% is their top priority, despite an overwhelming majority of Americans wanting the wealthiest among us to pay their fair share.

Now we must take the fight directly to Republicans, and force them to explain why protecting corporate tax loopholes is more important than preserving Medicare; why cutting Social Security benefits is better than asking the wealthiest individuals and corporations to pay their fair share in taxes; and why coddling corporate America is more important than standing up for average working families.

Progressives are debating this big news at a special discussion page on ProgressivesUnited.org right now. See what they have to say and weigh in.

We must not, and will not let up, in this important fight. Thank you for uniting with progressives,


Russ Feingold
Founder
Progressives United

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A PERSONAL NOTE: I laughed out loud when it was announced that there would be a "Super Committee" that would work on solving our problems, consisting of half Republicans, half Democrats. Anybody with a lick of sense knew this idiotic scheme was doomed to fail from the get-go! The Just Say No Republicans have doomed every attempt at solving the problem in the Senate. Why would a stupid half and half committee produce anything different????

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