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Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote NO on Speaker Boehner's Budget Proposal--PLEASE ACT TODAY!

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Care For
- 2495 days ago -
The $1.2 trillion dollars slashed in Speaker Boehner's proposal would devastate programs like child care, Head Start, K-12 education, Pell grants, job training, elder care, & women's health services. The VOTE IS TOMORROW. Please act TODAY! It's easy.

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Care For A (46)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 2:19 pm
"Less than one week: that's all the time we have before the country will default on its obligations, if Congress doesn’t act responsibly. Which of our bills won’t we honor when they come due: Social Security benefits owed to retirees? Paychecks for our soldiers? Doctors who provided care to Medicare beneficiaries? Payments to states for grandmothers in nursing homes? You’d think that at a time like this, our leaders would get serious about crafting a fair solution that works for all Americans.

But no, House Speaker John Boehner and conservative House members are doing the opposite. They’re using this moment to try to steamroll a radical agenda through Congress, crushing basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans in the process. Tell your Member of Congress to vote no on Speaker Boehner’s budget proposal!

The $1.2 trillion dollars slashed over 10 years in Speaker Boehner’s proposal would devastate programs that we care about – programs like child care, Head Start, K-12 education, Pell grants, job training, family planning and other women’s health services, and services for the elderly.

But that’s just the beginning. Speaker Boehner’s plan also requires an additional $1.8 trillion worth of cuts by the end of the year, which forces Congress’ hand even further. Dismantling the Affordable Care Act, cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, slashing Medicaid, or unraveling other key pieces of the safety net for women and families would be all but guaranteed. All this, without promising a single penny raised through additional tax revenues from those with the greatest means to pay.

This is the lowest of the low. We need your help to send a strong message: say ‘no’ to Speaker Boehner’s devastating debt ceiling proposal.

After weeks of negotiating behind closed doors, the House will vote tomorrow! We can’t let the House majority hold the country’s future hostage. Join with us in our campaign to Demand Fair Change, Not Spare Change – time is running out for a responsible and fair solution, and we can’t back down now."

Toni C (508)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 7:32 pm
You really must be kidding, right? My legislators, both in the Senate and in the House belong to a little thing called ALEC... and they are all Republican... they don't give a damned about the average American... the poor and needy, the disabled or the elderly, as well as the poor and middle working classes. It sucks, but it's the truth!!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 7:48 pm
Toni .slam their mailbox anyway!! signed!!,...and did from Cal's post and will probaly be able to again when I get to my Hotmail!!!....President Obama, asked all Americans to do so, last night!!
Forwarding to all!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 7:53 pm
If the repubs really want to cut the deficepts, Obamas plan does it way more than theirs and protects American citizens....smoke & mirrors for Kochs and election grandstanding..check the lastest facts!! will make you hair stand up, if you are a Repub...Dem's already look like a "cat on a hot tin roof!"

Lisa H (180)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:18 pm
I am nauseated that my Reps can even find enough common ground with these ba*tards to "negotiate". I am nauseated that THEY have the b*lls to demand things like "Tax Forgiveness Day" for giant corporations, but NOT FOR US! This entire process is completely sickening, and America is being held HOSTAGE by OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS!! I vote we IMPEACH each and every one of the SOB's, and start over fresh, with someone who deserves the job!

Lisa H (180)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:19 pm
And the Repugs have NO interest in cutting the deficit. They are working for their paychecks, and not the ones they get from US.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:21 pm
Wish i could, but I'm not American. I'll just keep my eyes and fingers crossed for you!

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:22 pm
My Reps, are probably tired of me, I've sent loads of petitions, and have called and left messages with their staff members, but I'll keep on doing it every day, thankfully, both my Senators, and my Congressman, are Democrats, and are against Boner, and the Repubs...So there's at least 3 people who will absolutely vote NO...

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:26 pm
Signed again, but this time on behalf of my husband. Have shared with friends. Thanks for making this petition available to us, Care For All. And thanks to Shelly for the forward!

Terry King (113)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:44 pm
Being from Northern California, my representatives know exactly what to do!

as s (201)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 8:48 pm
Noted signed and worried!

Mary T (178)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:04 pm
Being from Indiana my representatives are republicans, But I have signed tons of petitions and e mails to all of them and have called today, Signed this one already for myself and my husband.

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:13 pm
Already signed. I don't believe the RepubliCON plan has a chance in hell of being accepted. It is all bull$hit anyway. I do worry that the TeaBagger Reich-wing will try to Force a Default, simply to "make history".. just as they try to re-write history, along with the Constitution, every day.
If you're in the stock market, here's a tip: buy tar, feathers, and farm implements!;)

Toni C (508)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:17 pm
Shelly and Care For All... I bombard their e-mails EVERY day... I send them 5-6 petitions EVERY day... they're even blocking people from the Facebook pages. Since my surgery, I can no longer speak on the phone or I would be calling them EVERY day... this is just as important to me as it is to anyone else... I've just learned I'm losing my home healthcare worker and my Meals on Wheels the 1st of September, so now I'm wondering what's going to be next... my medicaid, my medicare, or my housing!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:24 pm
Lisa!! You so nail it on the head again...all this grandstanding by the House Speaker is for Koch and a 2nd MAJOR..."Tax Forgiveness Day" for Koch and all Corps, to keep the "money & taxes " out ot the country.....double RAPE of America, and precidents,.....if we do not say NO!, WE DO NOT LIKE BEING RAPED with our economic ability to LIVE!!, just so you 2%, donot not want to pay more tax...that does not effect you , for having a life and health and desire to want to be a worker BEE for all of our communitys, be cause...just one example, it will cost you more to fly in a private jet...but our schools are closing, we are hungry and unemployed and becoming homeless...with empty houses and property being damaged, when a caring person could be living there!!!??!.......HUMAN Beings with a brain. sign the petitions and talk to your neighbors and share...we are all Mother is now devasted, and scared, everything she worked for of my neighbors, says she now has less money and is so freaked out, as if one thing goes wron, she's DEAD and she has never been so broke since her son was 2 years old and left the family...and yet now , she has to support not only her adult son in his mid 20's , her daughter , had a child , moved in for 2 years (3 adults, 2 toddlers, my friend the grandmother into a small 2 bedroom apartment)...well the daughter decided to say I cant handle having a child and took off and is "playing around on the other side of friend is just devasted, by the hurt, "those common questions, did I go wrong"..No! she didnot go has been the decline of education and economy, at the same time in this case!!!......

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:37 pm
Toni !! YOU ROCK.!!!.....IF WE HAD THE MONEY...WE COULD PUT TOGETHER A VERY NICE, BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOR HOOD FOR ALL TO LIVE IN...HELL....MAYBE ,...(oh , well , IF WE WERE TO GO BIG, koch would knock us off!.....guess, we will just have to stay alive and vote these REPUB, KOCH "blanks" OUT!!!!...and demand our Dem's be for Americans, or replace them, with"LOGICAL" progressives....and what scares us all??..whom do we much work!...( I am packing up half of what I have..and having to sell the other half for 20% of what it cost...and I do not know where I will be in the next 48 hours)....I love all of you and sign every petition you can find and know...THIS FIGHT IS NOT OVER!!!

Bonnie B (103)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 10:28 pm
Noted and signed and shared! I feel very lucky to have 2 good Senators. But like all of you, I sign things every day, and have sent hard copy letters to Obama and my reps. I do hope we can organize and get rid of the idiots who seem to be in charge in 2012!

H Nick H (1826)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 11:19 pm
My congressman, and old time member, still backs the tea party and I doubt really cares about US citizens. However, today I called his office and gave his secratary an ear full. I do what I can, but then, I don't have millions to stuff in their pockets (like the Koch Brothers).

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 11:23 pm
Noted & signed!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 12:47 am
I keep signing & sending though I know the AZ rep.s are owned by the Koches & ALEC. I would just as soon hang them for treason.

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 1:34 am
Action taken ~ Thank you for posting this.

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 5:00 am
Signed, thanks!

Robert S (111)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 6:13 am
Thank you for taking action on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends, family, and co-workers to take action as well.

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 6:37 am
Noted and message sent. I share your outrage - all of you commenters before me.

Lisa Germain (20)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:38 am
thanks for heads up.

Gudrun D (447)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:40 am
Message sent - I emailed them all yesterday & got the following email from Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL):

July 27, 2011

Dear Friends,

President Obama asked Americans to contact members of Congress and ask them to reach a fair resolution of the looming government default.

He rightly noted that both political parties bear some responsibility for running up the federal debt – so it’s up to both to end this stalemate. Since the President's speech I've heard from thousands and thousands of folks who responded to his call. I also sensed growing support in Congress to avert a first-ever government default early next week. Thus I’m optimistic about quick passage of some $2.7 trillion in savings and spending cuts – cuts that wouldn’t hurt Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security.

Such a solution strikes me as a fair compromise – and, exactly the kind of thing I think we need right now.

If you want to pass along your thoughts, just click here to send me an email. Also, feel free to ask others to weigh in as well.

Thanks for your thoughts,

Bill Nelson

Gudrun D (447)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:42 am
Thanks for the forward Shelly & thank you Care For All!

Morris G. (18)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 10:13 am
I think they should vote for the Obama plan. Oh wait. The president hasn't presented a plan...
He has given a few speeches. Maybe they should vote for his speech?

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 11:44 am
Petition from above signed.

Boehmer is just a very wrong and pig-headed person who should NOT be in Congress.

For those of you who remeber that bush stole the election in 2004 from Ohio.
Boehner is from Ohio. The people in Ohio must get themselves organized and
make sure that the voting machines are working correctly. Boehner needs to go away.

The military budget must be cut by 50%.

The social programs are imporatnt for all Americans.

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TY, CareForAll.

. (0)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 12:39 pm
signed and forwarded to family and friends . Thank you! This situation is totally unacceptable to anyone with a brain! They all need voted out....

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 3:10 pm

Call Speaker Boehner's office now at (202) 225-0600 -- and tell him we can't afford to let politics hold our economy hostage. It's time to put ideological demands aside and agree to a balanced approach.

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 3:11 pm
I called and left a message, even though I am a Democrat. I told his message machine that we don't like the compromise, we want NO CUTS, but we stand with Pres. Obama.

Rose K. (0)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 6:47 pm

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:38 pm

SANDRA R (144)
Friday July 29, 2011, 8:40 am
Noted and forwarded not signed (US only). Thank you.

Farah H (152)
Friday July 29, 2011, 1:15 pm
noted and signed, thank you
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