The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is urging Democrats to hold their "bright line position" on taxes and entitlements ahead of a meeting Friday in which President Obama will reportedly offer congressional leaders a scaled-back deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
"There is not a single issue on the negotiating table where the public agrees with Republicans," Adam Green, the group's co-founder, said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "That means it makes no sense to compromise on the $250,000 tax rate that the president campaigned on and won on twice. Comprising on taxes means there are hundreds of billions of dollars left on the table that will come out of programs for the poor and our grandparents on the back end. That is unacceptable and Democrats need to continue a bright line position: Raise tax rates on those making $250,000 at least to the Clinton rates and no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. Period."