BREAKING: DFA says any budget deal including SS cuts is “declaring a holy war on working families”

Reports suggest that Congress and the White House may be near a budget deal that could include cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits.

Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the unacceptability of any budget deal that includes earned benefit cuts:

"If talk about Social Security benefit cuts in an upcoming budget deal is a trial ballon, it must be popped right now.

"The White House needs to know that any budget deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits or eligibility for those benefits is unacceptable to the American people and roughly equivalent to declaring a holy war on struggling working families near the kick-off of the 2016 election.

"Over the last three years, the American people have said in poll after poll that we should be expanding Social Security benefits, not cutting them, and earlier this year nearly every single Senate Democrat voted for legislation that supported that popular idea.

Founded in 2004, Democracy for America is a people-powered PAC with 1 million members who have raised and contributed more than $32.7 million and made more than 10.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 831 progressive candidates nationwide.

DFA has been one of the leading progressive voices in the fight for the incredibly popular idea of Social Security expansion -- including pushing it forward as a key idea in the 2016 presidential election.

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