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Rally: No to a Bad "Grand Bargain"
Join us as we deliver a letter to Senators Kerry and Brown to protest a bad "grand bargain". Tell us in advance that you'll be there -- Register to attend!
President Obama is bargaining with Republicans to cut the deficit. But he shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of ordinary people, who didn’t cause the problems.
On November 7, the people of 91 Massachusetts cities and towns passed the Budget for All by a 3 to 1 margin. It calls for budget principles that will put people back to work, fight climate change, rebuild our economy for the future, and stop endless wars, while balancing the budget. Tell Senators Kerry and Brown to oppose any budget deal that does not respect the principles the people of Massachusetts voted for:
Stop the cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, housing, food and veterans’ benefits
• Invest in jobs in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and public services
Close corporate tax loopholes, end offshore tax havens, and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000
Reduce the military budget, end the war in Afghanistan and bring troops home safely now
We will gather in front of Senator Kerry’s office to deliver a letter, and then march to Senator Brown’s nearby office. Tell our elected officials that the people have spoken. Don’t listen to the greedy and their lobbyists – listen to the people of Massachusetts. Reject the grand bargain – it’s a turkey!