Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The debt deal, currently moving in Washington, will force deep cuts to important programs that protect the middle class, but asks nothing of big corporations and millionaires. And though it does not require cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits, it opens the door for these down the road via an unaccountable congressional committee.
“What we have seen the last few days in Washington is exactly why people in our community, and all over the nation, are saying enough is enough,” said Marilyn Michaels, a local MoveOn member. Representative Runyon and the other Republicans in Washington held our whole economy hostage simply to advance their ideological agenda. We are now stuck with a deal that protects millionaires and billionaires but fails to help everyday Americans like us. It is time for Congressman Runyon to stand up for the American Dream and protect the middle class.”
The protest will take part on Tuesday at 12 noon at 600 Mule Rd #6, Toms River, NJ.
The rallies this week are being organized by the new American Dream Movement. Last Tuesday, 800 similar rallies were held across the country. The American Dream Movement is a growing movement inspired by protests in Wisconsin and fueled by the brutal right-wing attacks on the middle class and the poor. MoveOn.org, along with countless organizations, have joined the American Dream Movement to fight to ensure that Americans have the opportunity to find a decent job, afford to go to college, and secure a future for our children and our communities.