Last night, President Obama addressed the nation about the debt crisis and impending default on our nation's debt obligations. You can watch his remarks below:
Rep. Ben Chandler remains steadfast in protecting our most vulnerable citizens: "Social Security and Medicare need to be protected."
As President Obama said, "Most Americans, regardless of political party, don’t understand how we can ask a senior citizen to pay more for her Medicare before we ask a corporate jet owner or the oil companies to give up tax breaks that other companies don’t get. How can we ask a student to pay more for college before we ask hedge fund managers to stop paying taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries? How can we slash funding for education and clean energy before we ask people like me to give up tax breaks we don’t need and didn’t ask for?"
We must have a balanced approach to resolving these important issues. And we must act quickly before the validity of our Nation's debt is questioned. Please contact Rep. Chandler (859/219.1366) and give him the encouragement he needs.
And call Sens. McConnell (859/224.8286) and Paul (859/219.2239) and demand that they provide us with the leadership we deserve.