Posted on | July 8, 2011 | 8 Comments
As we reported yesterday, Obama reportedly offered to trade cuts to Social Security in return for Republicans agreeing to close a few tax loopholes. Democrats are desperately trying to spin this, as Talking Points Memo reports today, but some of Obama’s key “progressive” supporters are threatening to boycott his 2012 re-election:
Dear MoveOn member,
News just broke that President Obama is offering to cut Social Security as part of the debt deal they’re working out in Washington right now. And reports say he’s stopped pushing to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for millionaires in these negotiations.
If both these things are true, it’s an absolute outrage. When asked, 75% of MoveOn members said that if a deal like this were to go through, they’d be less likely to donate to or volunteer for President Obama’s re-election campaign. . . .
Here’s the text to copy into your Facebook status when you share this graphic: “If Barack Obama cuts Social Security to pay for the Bush tax cuts for millionaires, I won’t ever give his campaign another dime. Repost and reshare this image if you agree.” . . .
Read the rest at Letters From a Young American, who supports this boycott. Of course, he wasn’t going to give Obama a dime to begin with — but it’s the thought that counts, right?