Ok I've seen a lot of chatter on this...a little here on Kos, a lot on Twitter... so let me and pooties lay it on the line for you here...
The GOP is proposing the Ryan Road to Ruin- a budget so crazy that's all i'm gonna say about it here. House Democratic leadership and President Obama have another option...it's less crazy but still not quite what we Progressives would call sane.
So along comes our heroes (and if they're not your heroes you hold grudges too much and don't pay attention to reality enough) the Congressional Progressive Caucus. They propose a budget - The People's Budget because it's about us you know the uhh people as opposed to the corporations who pretend to be people because SCOTUS lets them.
Now reality says the People's Budget shouldn't get any play but wait...lo and behold it got ruled in order (calling KagroX- explanation of the procedural stuffs isn't my strong suit) and tomorrow morning there will be some kinda vote on it.
You heard me:
there will be a vote on The People's Budget
and we're expecting it to happen tomorrow morning.
So far so good right? Wrong.
See rumor has it that the Dem leadership doesn't really want the CPC to push its budget forward because they want a unified voice. Hey, I get that. Its something I've been working on for months now- unified messaging.
But here's why the CPC simply must stand firm w/their budget proposal. We have to move the debate back to the left and this is where we start.
Look the Tea Party is ultra successful because they push the crazy far far right shit out there and then win because it moves the center further to the right . Here we have a double win:
1. The People's Budget is NOT crazy
2. It is left of the Ryan Road to Ruin and even left of what leadership wants sooo
we win twice.
But we only win if the CPC stands tall and that's where you and the pooties come in.
First, don't let this be you:
Now here's what you do:
Go to this LINK
Dial the phone number of any caucus member on the list
Tell them to stand tall behind the People's Budget
(even Basement Cat is getting in on the action!)
then repeat 74 more times :)