Sign now: No Deficit Hawks in the Biden Administration!

The Biden-Harris Transition Team:

The Biden Administration is starting to roll out Executive Branch appointments, and one name being floated is extremely concerning: The American Prospect has reported that career deficit hawk Bruce Reed is being considered for a post in the administration. Putting someone in the administration who will prioritize paying down the deficit ahead of all other concerns in charge is a recipe for cutting our earned benefits and turning the COVID recession into a depression. Rejecting Reed will be a major test for the soul of the Biden presidency.

Reed was the executive director of the Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission during President Obama’s first term. The Bowles-Simpson commission proposed getting Democrats and Republicans to work together to enact massive cuts to Social Security and Medicare, including raising the retirement age.

Joe Biden must not repeat Obama’s mistake. We need our government to spend money now―to ensure vaccines are distributed, to keep people in their homes, to prevent small businesses from closing permanently, and to make sure Americans can stay home until the vaccine arrives!

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ran on strong promises to protect and expand Social Security. Add your name now to demand that the Biden administration does not include Bruce Reed in their appointments.

To: The Biden-Harris Transition Team:
From: [Your Name]

Bruce Reed has a history of putting deficit reduction ahead of economic recovery, including as Executive Director of the Bowles-Simpson commission. We are extremely concerned by the reports that Reed is being considered for an appointment under the Biden administration, given his history of antipathy towards economic security programs that working people rely on. We demand that the administration be staffed with people who will prioritize working people, not Wall Street deficit scaremongers.