I was one of the 2700 people who pledged to go to the office of their member of congress and let them know that if they support cuts to Social Security or Medicare, we won’t support them in the next election. And moreover, that “supporting cuts” meant voting for the creation of any committee with the power to make recommendations that would be given an up-or-down vote in Congress, bypassing regular procedure (Catfood II).
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday July 19, 2011 12:00 pm|
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday July 19, 2011 8:30 am|
Today is our National Day of Action! We have 2,500 plus citizen-activists going to visit the local offices of their Representatives. And it is not too late for you to sign up!
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 19, 2011 6:30 am|
We may get a deal to avoid default, but only if we allow both Senators and Representatives off the hook for what will be incredibly unpopular votes on future deficit reduction plans. Call it Cat Food Commission II, but the fast track voting provisions amount to an undemocratic accountability avoidance maneuver.