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Tell Sens. Grassley and Harkin: No cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, and no tax cuts for the wealthy.

Dear Friend,

Democrats just won big at the ballot box, with President Obama crushing Mitt Romney and Democrats winning more seats in both the House and Senate.

But Congress is headed for a major showdown over federal spending before the end of the year.

And far too many Democrats and Republicans are part of a concerted push to put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits on the chopping block.

Negotiations are already happening and Congress only has a few weeks left in session, so Sens. Grassley and Harkin need to hear from you today.

Speak out and tell Sens. Grassley and Harkin to reject any deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, or cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Let's be clear, there are any number of crises that demand urgent action by Congress — the foreclosure crisis, the unemployment crisis, the climate crisis to name just a few — but reducing the deficit isn't one of them.

It's true that without a new deal to decrease the deficit before the end of the year, we'll see the automatic cuts and tax increases start going into effect in January.

But no deal is far better than a bad deal.

If we do nothing, the Bush tax cuts will expire and we'll see automatic, in some cases brutal, cuts to government spending. But these cuts include significant reductions to defense spending while sparing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits (not to mention a host of programs that help the most vulnerable).

As painful as the status quo might be, it's substantially better than the deals that have been floated thus far.

And it's hard to imagine that President Obama and the Democrats could cut a better deal with Republicans in the next two weeks than what they could accomplish in the next Congress with more Democrats in the House and the Senate, the Bush tax cuts already expired and (quite possibly) filibuster reform that reduces the power of obstructionist Republicans.

Speak out and tell Sens. Grassley and Harkin to reject any deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, or cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Click below to automatically sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6992787&p=senate_deal_2012&id=51547-3362360-0A_fbBx&t=9

Thank you for speaking out.

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets



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