We cannot let the Republithugs get away with this transparent attempt to discredit President Obama, and thereby lessen his chances of re-election. While in their pea brains, it's all about defeating Obama in 2012, the consequences of their shenanigans will be severe to say the least.
I received this today from MoveOn.orghttp://front.moveon.org/. I am passing it on, because we are at a dangerous crossroads in our history. If the debt ceiling is not raised...the reprecussions will be draconian in scope. It won't be just seniors affected by not getting their Social Security monies...WHICH THEY HAVE EARNED AND DESERVE...it WILL affect all of us. Believe it! This is the best my feeble ass can do. I made my call...please do the same.
Call your member of Congress right away!
If you receive Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, your benefits could be suspended on August 3.
In order to keep making government payments, including your benefits, Congress needs to raise the official "debt ceiling" by August 2.
But Republicans may force the government into default unless the President agrees to more tax breaks for corporations and the rich and big cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other vital programs.
If Congress doesn't act, President Obama says, "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it."1
We can't let that happen! Call your member of Congress TODAY. We need to make sure they all know we don't want our benefits threatened just to protect tax breaks for millionaires and big corporations.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or click HERE to find your member of Congress and their phone number (click on Find Your Representative).