Catfood 2.0: The Simpson-Bowles Plan To Destroy Social Security And Medicare
Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 9, 2013
As Jon Walker recently pointed out, April 1 is the newest manufactured crisis deadline facing Washington. That’s when most of the pain from the sequester will actually be felt. Additionally, without a new government-funding bill before March 27, the federal government will shut down. What this means is lawmakers will most likely be looking to replace the sequester with new cuts in an omnibus spending bill before the end of the month.
Enter the austerity warriors. They missed their opportunity to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid when we went over the fiscal cliff. They missed their opportunity when we passed the first sequestration deadline. We know they’re determined not to miss out again – and they have a blueprint.
Last month, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles unveiled their newest deficit reduction plan, and it’s worse than the first — calling for $5 trillion in deficit reduction, a major portion of which comes from benefit cuts. We’ve made a new YouTube advertisement detailing these cuts and encouraging new activists to join our campaign opposing this plan — but we need your help to run it in front of as many people as possible.
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