There’s no question that it’s important for our nation’s leaders to grow our economy and add jobs. They also need to address our fiscal health and work to reduce the budget deficit.
But just as important is how we accomplish this goal. Some leaders – including Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell – would cut health care programs like Medicaid, putting the burden on the middle class. But non-partisan, independent research shows there’s a better way.
By closing tax loopholes for the super rich, responsibly reducing military spending, and eliminating waste, we can reduce our deficit by trillions – that’s Trillions with a ‘T.’
So it begs the question, why are some leaders pushing for cuts to health care when we can achieve significant deficit reduction without putting middle class Americans at risk?
Congressional leaders are pushing to complete a deficit plan by the end of the year. If you want to see deficit reduction that takes a balanced approach – NOT extreme plans that cut health care – now is the time to act. It’s easy to do, just sign this petition.