Republicans in the House of Representatives just passed a budget that will give millionaires and billionaires massive tax cuts—paid for by the middle class. Stand up to the House GOP—and stand with President Obama and Democrats.
Paul Ryan's latest budget cuts taxes for the wealthy more than twice as much as Mitt Romney proposed. The only possible way Ryan and the Republicans could pay for such a deficit-busting plan would be with higher middle-class taxes, more debt, or both. Sound familiar?
Paul Ryan's "new" budget isn't just more of the same failed policy that the American people rejected decisively in the fall—it's "the worst of the Ryan budgets," "callous," and "ill-conceived." Share this if you're not interested in the Ryan-Republican top-down approach to our economy.
You've been warned: Paul Ryan says he wants to be a vice president in the style of…Dick Cheney. j.mp/SETPOt— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) Sun Nov 04 02:09:05 +0000 2012
Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stopped by a standing-room-only senior-to-senior phone bank in The Villages, Florida, this morning on the Gotta Vote bus tour. Florida is one of the key battleground states in this election, and the race remains close—but seniors here know who's fighting for them, and it's not the guy who's planning to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program.
"I don't know how a senior citizen in the state of Florida could vote for [Mitt Romney]," said Culver. "I just don't know how. He's telling you right now, along with his running mate, that they're going to turn Medicare into a voucher system. That voucher system could come up at least $6,000–$7,000 short. Do you all have an extra $6,000–7,000 lying around each year for the next five, 10, 20 years? This is an issue I care about, you care about, my mother cares about, my father cares about. This guy is wrong, and Florida, you can' t let him win."
Seniors aren't just fighting for Medicare. They're fighting for a president who's not going to write them off as dependent victims.
"I would be ashamed if I were Romney," says Nancy, who participated in today's senior-to-senior phone bank. "The rest of us struggle all the time. I'm in one of the groups he calls the 47 percent. If we didn't have Social Security and Medicare, we would be bankrupt. My husband and I would be bankrupt. That's just how simple it is.
"He doesn't have a clue about what people go through to pay the bills and save a little bit."
Don't let Romney win.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tonight’s vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky:
“Tonight’s debate—which Vice President Biden clearly and decisively won—showcased two very different approaches to facts, details and core convictions: Vice President Biden understands they matter, and Congressman Paul Ryan obviously does not.
“At no point tonight was Ryan able to offer a straightforward answer or specific explanation as to how he and Mitt Romney’s tax plan would be anything but devastating to the middle class, how doubling down on trickle-down will result in the creation of one single job now, how the Romney-Ryan ticket’s policy on Iran would be different from President Obama’s, or exactly what their plan is for our troops serving in Afghanistan. And women across the country watching tonight’s debate were not given any guarantee by Paul Ryan that they would continue to have control over decisions affecting their own health, their own lives, and their own bodies.
“Meanwhile, Vice President Biden demonstrated that honest answers and concrete details do make a difference—and he consistently used them tonight to underscore the fact that he’s spent his entire life fighting for America’s middle-class families. He and President Obama will proudly continue to do so in a second term, as they keep moving our country forward with an economy built from the middle out.”