Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quick! Call Your Congressional Critter Now!

There's a vote TONIGHT (12/20) in the House on John Boehner's messed up "Plan B" tax bill and the spending cuts bill! Tell your critter NO. Here's why:

This bill that would end improvements in tax credits for low- and moderate-income working families but extend most tax breaks for the richest two percent. As if that wasn't bad enough, they'll also vote on an amendment that would make devastating cuts to programs vital to women and their families.

  Millions of low-income people would lose valuable tax credits and eligibility for Medicaid. Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would be undermined or eliminated. Food stamp (SNAP) benefits would be cut and 280,000 low-income children would lose free school meals. And funding streams that support women's health, child care and other services would be eliminated. 

In WNC, you can call Rep. Heath Shuler at 202-225-6401. Everyone else can call 202-224-3121.  GO! GO! 


Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I'm happy to report than this vote has been shelved, because the repugs couldn't get enough votes to pass it.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

The Republicans who voted against it sure didn't do it out of respect, more like fear of losing their seats before they can set up lucrative jobs in the private sector!

4:23 PM  

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