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US Politics & Gov't

Tell Speaker Boehner and House Republicans: No Cuts to Social Security Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Social Security, spending cuts, petitions )

- 1590 days ago -
On Tuesday, the first day Congress was in session this year, John Boehner and House Republicans launched a back-door attack on Social Security through a sinister rule change that sets the stage for drastic cuts to benefits.
Defund the F-35 Now - ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Congress, Fiasco 35, F-35 fighter jet, disaster, weapon system, sequester, spending cuts, defunding )

- 2247 days ago -
The F-35 program has been plagued by cost overruns and delays, has been grounded twice, does little to address 21st century threats and is still nowhere near completion. Tell Congress: stop funding the F-35 fighter jet program, the "Fiasco 35" now.
Thank Rep.Tammy Duckworth for Taking a Pay Cut - Please Sign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, pay cut, sequester, thank you note, Congress, exemption, spending cuts )

- 2265 days ago -
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that she plans to take the self-imposed pay cut to "bear the same kind of pain that my school districts are going to be feeling." Tammy, thank you for taking a pay cut during Sequestration showing leadership
No Baby Formula for Poor Kids? Sequester Cuts Are Tragic Blow to the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: , fiscal cliff, budget cuts, deficit reduction, sequestration, spending cuts, Republicans, President Obama, medicare, medicaid, poor, social security, food stamps )

- 2268 days ago -
The sequestration cuts contain billions of dollars in mandatory budget reductions in programs that help low-income Americans including one that gives vouchers for housing to the poor, disabled, and another that provides fortified baby formula to the poor.
Tell Congress: AIPAC Doesn't Speak for Me! - Take Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: AIPAC, Americans, military aid, Israel, war, spending cuts, economy )

- 2272 days ago -
As Americans face $85 bn in cuts to basic necessities like education, heating assistance, and unemployment insurance, AIPAC is asking Congress to exempt Israel from any cut. Call and write your Representative now so we can out-number AIPAC's lobbyists.
The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sequester, Tea Party, Republicans, Grover Norquist, Obama, spending cuts )

- 2275 days ago -
"This will be the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in changing Washington," says Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Kan. What they set out to do was..eviscerate U.S. government -"drown it in the bathtub,"-words of Grover Norquist
Sen. Udall (CO) Petition: STOP Sequestration - Take Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, Sequester, Mark Udall, spending cuts )

- 2278 days ago -
Dear Congress, There is still time to avert sequestration. We join with Senator Udall, Colorado business leaders, workers and families in asking Congress to reach a bipartisan deficit reduction deal. Doing nothing is not an option.
The Grayson-Takano Letter Against Benefit Cuts - PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Social security, benefits, medicare, medicaid, spending cuts, republicans, Alan Grayson )

- 2283 days ago -
Can you add your name as a citizen supporter of this letter, so other congressional offices see the broad public support? Sign on the right. Be a Citizen Supporter
Arms Makers Eye Exports to Offset Pentagon Cuts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, war, economy, spending cuts, politics )

- 2818 days ago -
Lockheed Martin Corp's (LMT.N) political backers are stepping up a drive to meet Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16 fighter jets, a sale that would help the Pentagon's largest supplier weather possible cuts to its big-ticket weapons programs. Such a sale
House Passes Budget Deal Despite GOP Defections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, usa, politics, budget deal, spending cuts, news, obama, media, government, ethics, democrats, republicans )

- 2963 days ago -
The struggle to control America's skyrocketing debt took center stage in the House of Representatives on Thursday as members approved a fiscal year 2011 budget deal reached last week by President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada,

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