Now that the elections are over Congress and President Obama will be dealing with the budget deficit which was put off last year. Thursday night in downtown Binghamton, people gathered in a candlelight vigil to send a message to congress
Members of Citizen Action of New York are urging Congress to put an end to the tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent that were established during the Bush Administration. They're also rallying against cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. After the re-election of President Obama on Tuesday, many are more confident that their message will be heard.
"We much more hopeful in that regard because the voters spoke and even exit polls showed that 63% of people who left the polling place said one of the key things that they were concerned about was the budget deficit and to end the bush tax cuts and not to cut vital programs", said Mary Clark, and Citizens Action organizer.
The group is also fighting the proposed increase to the age requirement for Social Security. Clark says that several such rallies are being held across the country.
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