No More Spending Cuts...For Now
Even some moderate Republicans believe Bush's budget is inhumane, un-American and downright cruel. If Bush had his way, seniors would be forced to choose between heat, medicine and food. Many already are. This is from the National Women's Law Center:
Thanks to your incredible advocacy efforts, House Republican leaders were forced to pull their unfair budget resolution from the floor this week. They couldn't muster the votes to push through their proposals to sacrifice critical priorities like education, health care, nutrition, and child care to pay for tax breaks aimed at the wealthy few.
In addition, a serious push by Republican congressional leaders to close a deal this week on a tax cut reconciliation bill extending tax cuts on capital gains and dividends came up short.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone for the hard work that helped stall these harmful measures!
But these fights aren't over! House leaders have said that they would continue to work toward passing a budget resolution--and separate budget process changes--when they return from recess on April 24. And while the continued stalemate this week on the tax cut reconciliation bill is good news, it looks like a deal is getting closer. NWLC will be working to ensure that Congress rejects more tax cuts for millionaires (capital gains and dividends tax cuts, estate tax repeal, savings incentives that only benefit the wealthy) paid for by cuts in vital services and increased debt.
During the next two weeks, Members of Congress will be back home for recess. They need to hear from us that cutting vital services to give more tax cuts to millionaires are the wrong priorities.