Friday, September 13, 2013

Tell Boehner to man up and help pass a budget now!

Jim --

It's a fact: There's a group of House Republicans actually willing to sabotage our economy to make a political point.

Right now, they're refusing to pass a budget by the September 30th deadline -- letting the government shut down -- unless Congress decides to defund all of Obamacare, too.

The most cynical part is that they're willing to risk delaying new Social Security benefits and student loans, military pay, and other government services -- all in the name of re-fighting a political battle they lost three years ago.

Only House leaders have the power to stand up to these bullies and work on a smart budget.

Join the people fighting back against this nonsense -- tell Speaker Boehner enough already.

When it comes to describing this kind of behavior, words fail me. Under other circumstances, I might call this a tantrum -- but that doesn't begin to approach how high these stakes are.

Shutting down our government is not a rhetorical bargaining chip or a valid policy position. It's a refusal to govern. It's willful ignorance of the government's role in our day-to-day life. It's dangerous, and it threatens our entire economy.

So with 17 days left to pass a budget, it's time to say enough already.

Add your name and tell House leaders to stand up to the extreme members of their party -- pass a budget now:



Jon Carson
Executive Director
Organizing for Action

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