5:15 PM Eastern - Friday, December 21, 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Boehnerville Fiscal Cliff Edition #default

Can you imagine a world where House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gets his way on the budget?

Watch AFSCME's special Boehnerville edition of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" for a holiday-themed glimpse into a world where the rich won't pay their fair share; Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are put at risk; and the economic recovery begins to falter.

After the failure of Boehner's "Plan B," a smaller package being floated by the White House is being considered. "In the next few days, I've asked leaders of Congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle-class Americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million Americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction," President Obama told reporters this evening during a press conference. "That's an achievable goal that can get done in 10 days."

More than 5,000 letters have been sent to the House so far urging lawmakers to protect the vital services working families depend on. As negotiations on the fiscal showdown come down to the wire, will you help us keep the momentum going?

Click here to tell your Representative to reject any budget package that includes cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, or Medicare benefits.

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