We've been bashing the Zombie Ryan budget a lot lately. And for damn good reason, I might add! But I should also mention that Mr. Obama, the Wizard of Super Happy Bipartisan Fun-Time Land, has repeatedly offered up Medicare benefit cuts and Social Security benefit cuts as part of a "grand bargain" with Republicans. Is this how "bipartisanship" works? One side wants to burn down the house, the other side doesn't, so we let half the house burn? And when is the other side going to demand some damn improvements to this house? The Center for Media and Democracy helps you tell your Reps and Senators not to cut Social Security and/or Medicare benefits. Their action tool also contains a list of better ideas, so they can't say well, you come up with a better idea! Just about anyone can come up with a better idea for our house than burning it down.
Meanwhile, CISPA hasn't advanced out of the Permanent Select House Committee on Intelligence since its reintroduction over a month ago, but Congress likes to move unpopular bills pretty quickly, and when they think no one's watching, so Daily Kos and Demand Progress help you tell President Obama to threaten to veto the bill. Wait a minute -- why get Mr. Obama involved? Because he did threaten a veto last time around, and unlike his veto "threat" of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, which he threatened to veto because it didn't give him enough power to detain citizens, he actually threatened a veto for the right reasons, including the false choice the bill presents between security and privacy. If we stay on him, he'll do better, and if he stays on Congress, they'll do better. But it doesn't begin with him -- it begins with us.