You’ve said you’re willing to talk to the Republicans to avoid a fiscal crisis. But the essential needs of America must not be compromised to placate the party whose disastrous policies led us into this mess. Social Security and Medicare are not in crisis, and don’t need to be cut back. We need to preserve and expand, not destroy or erode, the social safety net. Now is not the time to balance the budget, crippling economic recovery.
Time to stand firm for America, President Obama. There must be no deal that ignores what America voted for—government that works for the people!