Jim’s statement on Debt Ceiling

Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA, on the current state of the debt ceiling negotiations:

"Since 2004, the members of Democracy for America have steadfastly worked to change our country for the better. DFA members do this work on their own time, for no money, and little recognition for the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing something to make our Democracy work.

Never have I admired their efforts more than today as America watched a bunch of highly paid lobbyists, Congressional staff, members of Congress and - yes - our President resoundingly prove that politics is indeed too important to be left to the professionals.

This debt ceiling deal is a great victory for those elected officials who created the deficit crisis during the Bush administration and their wealthy owners who still have their big paychecks and the lowest tax rates in America -- even as they run our economy into the ground. As for the rest of the country, we are left with politicians and Wall Street types who will not take responsibility for creating this mess, and a President who will not stand up and fight for what is right.

Our message to DFA members and to all hard working Americans remains the same as it has always been: We are inspired by you and we will do everything we can to help you support candidates and legislation that you can believe in. That is what DFA is doing today and it is what we will be doing in 2012. I am very confident that our collective efforts in 2012 will not be distracted by the Presidential Campaign."


Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.


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