“By slashing tax rates for the wealthiest Americans and corporations while sticking the middle class with the bill, Speaker Ryan’s claim that they are doing it for the middle class is a bold faced lie.” —Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)Progressive forces are urging consituents from around the country to call their member of Congress on Thursday to urge against passage of the Republican’s budget resolution—a proposal that would slash trillions from social programs like public education, housing, Medicare, and Medicaid in order to give the nation’s corporations and ultra-wealthy a massive tax cut.

If passed, the budget resolution in the House will allow the GOP to pass tax legislation through a reconcilation, a process which will lower the vote requirement in the Senate to 51 votes as opposed to the usual threshold of 60.

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