MoveOn Blasts Latest Fiscal Cliff Offer

December 17, 2012 4:56 p.m.

MoveOn, the progressive activist group, fired a strongly worded shot across President Obama’s bow following reports that the White House had offered Republicans significant concessions on entitlements, in particular Social Security, in so-called fiscal cliff negotiations Monday night.

“MoveOn members overwhelmingly oppose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits, and they’ve made clear that they would see any fiscal agreement that cuts such benefits as a betrayal that sells out working and middle class families — whether the cuts come via a chained CPI, increased Medicare eligibility age, or in some other form,” said MoveOn Executive Director Justin Ruben. “If such a deal were proposed by the President and Speaker, MoveOn members would expect every Senate and House Democrat to do everything in their power to block it. Senate Majority Leader Reid would play a crucial role, as MoveOn members would count on him and other senators to remain true to their repeated promises to keep Social Security benefits off the table.”

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