The good folks at Social Security Works inform us that today is the day you stop paying into Social Security if you make a million dollars per year, since the payroll tax that funds Social Security only taxes income up to $127,200. (If you make more than that, of course, you stopped paying into Social Security even earlier.) Hence they've called for a national call-in day today, demanding that Congress "scrap the cap" on payroll taxes so higher income can be taxed into the system; you can find your Reps' and Senators' phone numbers, as always, using the tools in the upper left-hand corner of this page. If millionaires pay more money into the system, Social Security can not only be solvent into the foreseeable future, but can be expanded, so that good Americans who've worked all their lives can have a better retirement. And that sure would be a lot better than cutting Social Security benefits, which is the only policy Our Glorious Elites ever propose and the only policy the "liberal" media ever covers. As usual, we know better than they do.
Meanwhile, H.R. 903/S. 332 would zero out American funding for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, as you may know, aims to stop nations from testing nuclear weapons, and our government currently funds about a quarter of the Commission's budget. The Senate never ratified the treaty after President Clinton submitted it, because TEH PREZIDUNTZ WUZ A DEMOCRATZ!!!!!, but the Commission still soldiers on. So why do Sen. Cotton (A-AR) and Rep. Wilson (R-SC) have such a hard-on for cutting their budget? I can't imagine it's over a philosophical question, i.e., "why do we fund a treaty we haven't even ratified and isn't even in full force?" And besides, that question has an answer: because monitoring for nuke tests makes us all safer. Once you're done telling your Senators to "scrap the cap" on Social Security payroll taxes, you can tell them to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty -- or, at the very least, reject H.R. 903/S. 332. They'll never see it coming.
Finally, over 900 corporations have ended arrangements with the far right-wing website Breitbart, but we still have a couple of holdouts, hence Sum of Us helps you Canadian corporation Shopify to end their associations with the racist tools at Breitbart. Shopify runs Breitbart's online store, so getting them to dump Breitbart would be a big deal -- and, as such, has also been quite difficult thus far, as Shopify's CEO has actually held a townhall with employees who are angry that Shopify continues to associate with Breitbart despite the blowback their employer has already received. And remember: there is no First Amendment right to make millions of dollars off your speech; there is only a First Amendment right not to be put in jail by your government for your speech. Besides, I'm sure Breitbart can figure out how to run their own online store if it comes to that. I mean, if you want to do that, you find out how to do that, don't you? You don't just get some corporation to do it for you all the time. You and I don't have that luxury.