The House is putting together a budget resolution they're hoping to pass tomorrow, and, as you might expect, it would not only slash trillions of dollars from Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, food stamps, housing, and education, it would pave the way for the Senate to pass massive tax cuts for the rich and for corporations without having to worry about a Democrat filibuster. Hence you may use the tools in the upper right-hand corner of this page (or the bottom of this page, if you're on a cellphone) to find your Rep's phone number so you can call and demand that they vote against the House's proposed budget. Don't let your right-wing friends ape that notorious pedant, OMB head Mick Mulvaney, in saying things like how can coal workers in West Virginia be told to pay for things like this? Gosh, think coal workers in West Virginia will ever use Medicare and Social Security? Might coal workers who fall into desperate times, as we all do sooner or later, need to avail themselves of food stamps or Medicaid? Of course they will, and cutting them so that rich folks and corporations can get more tax breaks is evil. And we should always fight evil.
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell Congress not only to pass a relief package for Puerto Rico, but to restore local autonomy over economic matters to Puerto Rico's government, and even forgive Puerto Rico's debt. I don't fully agree that Puerto Rico's debt is "Washington-manufactured" -- "bankster-manufactured" would be more accurate, and even that would incorrectly absolve corrupt Puerto Rican politicians from the mess they helped make. But instead of contemplating the "moral hazard" of forgiving Puerto Rico's debt, we should contemplate the actual moral hazard of using Puerto Rico's financial troubles as a way of turning them into Greece. Mr. Trump loves telling everyone that Puerto Rico "want(s) everything done for them," so it's more than a bit ironic that we've literally deprived them of the ability to make economic decisions as they see fit! And, seriously, right now, they still have hardly any electricity and hardly any access to food and water; there's no shame in asking for help if a hurricane put you in that position. There is a considerable amount of shame in refusing to give it because the Mayor of San Juan hurt your fee-fees, though.
Finally, Reps. Khanna (D-CA), Jones (R-NC), Massie (R-KY), and Pocan (D-WI) have introduced H.Con.Res. 81, which would direct the President to remove our troops from hostilities in Yemen. Is it enough to say that Yemen is suffering from famine and cholera? Is it enough to say that Saudi Arabia's only interest in attacking Yemen is self-interest? Is it enough to say that fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, as we're helping Saudi Arabia do, puts us on the same side as al-Qaeda? Well, that should be enough, but consider also that Congress has not authorized either of the last two Presidents to take military action in Yemen. Too often the President wants to do something and Congress doesn't remind him that our Constitution only grants him the power to conduct a war, not start one. I mean, the Founders broke off from Britain in the first place at least partly because they understood that free people don't just "trust" their leaders to do the right thing -- free people keep their leaders in check. Peace Action helps you tell your House Reps to help stop our involvement in Saudi Arabia's immoral war against Yemen by supporting H.Con.Res. 81.