Friday, March 1, 2013

Sequestration


OBAMA GROUP SPREADS PANIC MESSAGE OVER 2.3 PERCENT FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS

CHICAGO - Obama's old campaign network that has been transformed into Organizing for Action - based in Chicago - and its director Jim Messina is trying the new OFA's wings out by sending out a panic-toned message on sequestration (below). The group has declared they plan to use the Obama network to promote grassroots efforts on the Administration's behalf. Republicans haven't responded in kind yet.
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Friend:
Brace yourself.
If congressional Republicans don't act by tomorrow, we're going to be hit by a series of devastating, automatic budget cuts called the sequester.


It's a sledgehammer to the budget, our economy, and millions of Americans across the country -- and the most frustrating part? It doesn't have to happen.

The majority of Americans support President Obama's balanced approach to deficit reduction -- add your name if you do, too.

So far, congressional Republicans are refusing to compromise -- all because they don't want to close tax loopholes for millionaires, billionaires, vacation homes, and corporate jets. Seriously.

This has very real consequences.

On the chopping block are 10,000 teaching jobs, more than 70,000 kids' spots in Head Start, $35 million for local fire departments, $43 million to make sure seniors don't go hungry, and access to nutrition assistance for 600,000 women and their families. That's just a few of the things we'll lose.

President Obama has put forth a balanced deficit reduction plan with smart spending cuts that protect the critical investments needed to strengthen middle-class families and our economy.

We need to send a strong signal about where Americans stand on this issue.

Add your name today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Tell-the-GOP-to-Act

Thanks,

Messina

Jim Messina
Chair
Organizing for Action