There's a lot of uninspiring news when it comes to our federal budget. A glimmer of hope struck when the Senate appointed conferees to the next budget conference and included Vermont's Bernie Sanders, a Senate Budget Committee member and founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus. Sanders has long been a voice of reason on the issue of Social Security (which some Republicans insist on including in a budget deal despite the fact that it's never contributed to the federal deficit) as well as bolstering the middle class.
You can stand with Sen. Sanders and a broad coalition of thousands of fellow progressives now and demand that Congress and the President oppose any grand bargain that cuts Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
"Instead of talking about cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, we must end the absurdity of corporations not paying a nickel in federal income taxes. ... We cannot cut programs that working families depend on." -Bernie Sanders