Tell Your GOP House Representative You Oppose the MAGA Default Scheme
Republicans in Congress are considering a plan that will drive the U.S. into default. The “debt prioritization” scheme (read: hedge fund protection scheme) proposed by the MAGA majority has already advanced through the House Ways and Means Committee, and will now face the full House for consideration. Although Republicans on the committee are trying to sell this as “default prevention,” in reality this approach would basically commit the U.S. to a scenario where MAGA extremists in Congress get to determine which bills get paid and which ones don’t, and would put critical payments to hospitals, schools, and social safety net programs at the back of the line.
The MAGA majority is pushing this as a “solution” to the default crisis they’ve created, even though it would cause more problems than it would solve. This fake plan could:
- Endanger Social Security payments
- Jeopardize funding to hospitals and other essential services
- Risk non-payment to military members and their families
- Potentially force a default on foreign debts
- Spike interest rates
All that, along with the many other cuts and benefit eliminations the MAGA members of Congress are seeking by forcing the U.S. into this default crisis, would be a disaster for working families and our economy.
By playing games with fake plans they know won’t work, the Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee is pushing us towards default. This extreme approach to governing will have severe, wide-reaching impacts that we can’t afford.
Fill out this form right now and we’ll connect you to your Representative. Tell them that you oppose the “debt prioritization” scheme and that they’re risking default by not passing a clean debt ceiling increase. Let them know that you expect them to reject this extremist approach, and ensure we raise the debt limit without painful cuts that will impact you and your community.
Fill out this form to be connected with your member of Congress! Providing your street address helps us target your call.
By providing your cell phone number, you agree to receive calls and texts about important updates, ways to take action, and information about events in your area from Indivisible, approximately 3 to 5 times a month. Message & data rates may apply. Reply with STOP to quit receiving texts at any time.
Your phone will be ringing shortly...
Please make sure you have your phone nearby, and that volume is turned up.
Prioritize our country’s economy over the rich!
Hello, I’m a constituent from [part of state], and I’m calling to tell [Representative] that I see through the Republicans’ fake “debt prioritization" scheme. It’s nothing more than an attempt to “prioritize” payments to bond-holders like hedge funds, while devastating our economy and sending regular Americans to the back of the line for relief.
Congress needs to do its job and ensure that the United States fulfills its obligations to pay our debts. Even if this bogus Republican plan somehow passed, it would do NOTHING to lessen the impact of default on (my town) and the rest of America: Millions thrown out of work, our economy shattered, and skyrocketing interest rates that would drive up our everyday costs.
Tell [Representative] that there’s an easy way to avoid all this: don’t go into default! Pay our bills, and prioritize our country’s economy rather than the well-being of rich bond-holders. And do it without changing eligibility or benefits for Social Security and Medicare. I expect them not to play games with their constituents’ lives or our country’s economy. We deserve representatives that do their job instead of taking hostages and making extreme demands.
Your call to House Republicans to hold them accountable and fight for our communities makes all the difference! Tell all your friends to call as well!