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Please join with Senator Bernie Sanders, and help change the conversation about deficits in Washington, DC, by co-signing his progressive budget proposal.
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Click here to add your name.Imagine if Democrats in Congress made opening bids that were not already compromises. For example, what if the Democratic leadership had started the health care fight by proposing a single-payer plan instead of a public option?Bernie Sanders actually did start the health care fight by proposing a single-payer plan. He stuck to it for a long time, and only agreed to support the final bill after $10 billion in additional funding for non-profit, community health centers was included. Because of his shrewdness, these community health centers now provide affordable primary care to tens of millions more low-income Americans than they did before the Affordable Care Act.Now, as the fight over the federal budget moves to the Senate, Sanders is once again coming out with a strong opening bid. He is introducing a budget that reduces the deficit by making big corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share, by reducing defense spending, by strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and by creating good paying jobs. It’s a truly progressive alternative to the horrifying Republican budget, and who knows what we can accomplish if we make it our opening bid.Please join with Senator Bernie Sanders, and help change the conversation about deficits in Washington, DC, by co-signing his progressive budget proposal.Keep fighting,Chris Bowers, Daily Kos

Please join with Senator Bernie Sanders, and help change the conversation about deficits in Washington, DC, by co-signing his progressive budget proposal.

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Imagine if Democrats in Congress made opening bids that were not already compromises. For example, what if the Democratic leadership had started the health care fight by proposing a single-payer plan instead of a public option?

Bernie Sanders actually did start the health care fight by proposing a single-payer plan. He stuck to it for a long time, and only agreed to support the final bill after $10 billion in additional funding for non-profit, community health centers was included. Because of his shrewdness, these community health centers now provide affordable primary care to tens of millions more low-income Americans than they did before the Affordable Care Act.

Now, as the fight over the federal budget moves to the Senate, Sanders is once again coming out with a strong opening bid. He is introducing a budget that reduces the deficit by making big corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share, by reducing defense spending, by strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and by creating good paying jobs. It’s a truly progressive alternative to the horrifying Republican budget, and who knows what we can accomplish if we make it our opening bid.

Please join with Senator Bernie Sanders, and help change the conversation about deficits in Washington, DC, by co-signing his progressive budget proposal.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos

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