If the nation goes into default, the stock markets (here and worldwide) plunge or crash, and America loses its standing as the world's #1 leading country, THESE CONSEQUENCES will directly affect you.
Do you like the President? Do you hate him? In this instance, it doesn't matter.
The President spoke to the nation tonight and asked everyone in the country to contact their Congressional representatives and tell them what you want.
The options are simple:
(1) the bipartisan balanced approach to raising the debt ceiling, which means severe cuts (including Defense) as well as closing tax loop holes and raising taxes on the top 1% of the country who are millionaires and billionaires,
(2) the Tea Party Republicans' cuts only approach, which will make devastating cuts in everything but Defense, and will unquestionably affect everybody who has a mortgage, a loan, a credit card, investments in stock, are on Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
As someone who is on Social Security & Medicare; who knows other people on these two programs; and who knows several people who are on Medicaid, I AM LITERALLY TERRIFIED.
If these programs are cut FOR CURRENT RECIPIENTS without compensating revenue, my friends and I may very well not get our checks in August/September and going forward; my friends and I may very well not have access to any health care.
And you, in your own circumstances, will also likely be EQUALLY SCREWED.
I BEG you to do what the President asked.
Here's a link to finding contact information for your Congressional representative:
Do what you think is the right thing. Your voice, your "vote," is desperately needed RIGHT NOW.
Thanks for reading this,