Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We Won the Battle, Now the War
As Democrats celebrate their hard-earned victories, now is not the time to let down our guard. In the next couple of weeks, there will be tremendous pressure for President Obama to sign a very bad deal. He will be told that the only way he can avoid extending the Bush Tax cuts for the wealthy is if he agrees to severe cuts to social security, Medicaid, and Medicare. He will also be pressured to reduce the scheduled cuts to the defense budget, and thus, he will be asked to repeat Bill Clinton’s famous triangulation that brought us welfare reform, Wall Street deregulation, and NAFTA.
President Obama has already shown that he would go for the “Grand Bargain,” and after his electoral victory, he may sign off on a deal that will accomplish some of the most desired goals of the Republican party. To fight this quick move to the Right, go to: