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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What’s your budget plan?

Megan Salzman

Staff Writer

Congress only has a few more weeks to reach a budget deal and prevent our fragile economy from facing the fiscal cliff. But as our leaders consider budget plans, it’s important to remember that it’s not just about reducing the deficit—it’s about how we reduce the deficit.

Unfortunately, some in Congress are determined to cut the deficit by slashing health care programs like Medicaid, putting the burden on the middle class. But you and I know there’s a better way.

That’s why Families USA is launching our deficit savings generator. It’s a unique tool that lets you choose your budget priorities and create your own custom deficit plan. Once you’ve figured out how to reduce the deficit without cutting back on programs that you care most about, you can share your plan with friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook!

So, what are you waiting for? Making your own deficit plan is easy! The deficit savings generator lets you select from an array of savings options, such as eliminating tax loopholes or responsibly reducing military spending. The amount you are saving is calculated as you make selections. Soon, you’ll see that there are trillions of ways to reduce the deficit without touching health care.

Help show our leaders that we can responsibly reduce our deficit without cutting health care for American families. Share your budget plan on Twitter and Facebook today!