The Campaign for America's Future helps you tell your House Reps to support the Senate's recently-passed tax cut bill. The bill the Senate passed extends Tha Bush Mobb tax cuts for all income over $200,000 for one year, extends hikes in CTC and EITC tax credits that working families enjoy, and snaps back the Estate Tax to pre-2001 levels. And John Boehner has already said it has no chance of passing the House. Sure, Mr. Boehner, let your members vote against tax cuts for the entire country because the bill excludes income over $200,000. That may well be Mr. Obama's only goal anyway -- to isolate the Republicans as "hostage-takers," rather than, you know, ending the hostage crisis. It's moot, because we can end the hostage crisis by voicing our will so loud the House can't ignore it. Even if they try that "I am the 53%" campaign again -- as if the 47% don't pay payroll taxes, sales taxes, and state taxes.
Meanwhile, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell Trader Joe's to source and sell only meat raised without antibiotics, Consumers Union still helps you do that. We all know the reasons why by now -- using four out of every five antibiotics in the country to fatten up nominally healthy factory farm animals only makes bacteria more resistant, plus it's an uphill battle keeping factory farm animals healthy anyway since they live in complete squalor, plus antibiotics tend to make future generations of family farm animals weaker and more susceptible to disease. Yet the FDA still won't do what virtually every American wants them to do. That's why we take the fight to the grocers -- if we can convince them to struggle against this absurd overuse of antibiotics, then they can use their leverage to make the factory farms to change their ways. Sound optimistic? Well, that's how the free market is supposed to work.