Text of petition by Keystone Progress:
As Congress gears up to make a deal on $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts, it is essential that programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are not cut to pay for more wasteful Pentagon spending.
With the Pentagon budget representing more than half of all discretionary spending, it is unconscionable that Congress would balance the budget on the backs of our most vulnerable, while Pentagon contractor CEOs make upwards of $26 million a year.
It’s time Congress listened to the American people they were elected to represent, not fat cat Pentagon contractors and their lobbyists. Do the right thing. Rein in wasteful Pentagon spending. Don’t cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.
Sign at Keystone Progress