Congress will soon begin deliberating on a debt deal, and many on the right and their corporate backers are exploiting the situation to argue for a "Grand Bargain" that would cut both Social Security and the corporate tax rate.
In an interview with a local television station, Wisconsin Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D) argued against including Social Security in these discussions, saying that it "shouldn't even be on the table":
BALDWIN: With regard to Social Security, Social Security is in no way contributing to our deficit and debt, and shouldn't even be on the table for the discussion about where we move forward from here.
Recall that Progressive Change Campaign Committee members were integral to Baldwin's election. We made 92,000 calls for her and also raised more than $55,000 for her campaign.
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