Half of a Grand Bargain
Speaker of the House John Boehner is refusing to allow a vote to maintain tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000. But if 218 Congress members sign a discharge petition, they will force the vote. Then the "Bush tax cuts" can be allowed to expire with only the super-wealthy impacted.
But this will only be half a solution.
Unless the outrageously bloated budget for war preparations is cut, a "grand bargain" between the two political parties will still cut needed spending, including on Medicare.
Tell your Representative to sign the discharge petition, and to insist on major cuts to military spending.