Moby Partners With MoveOn.org, Protests Budget Cuts For the Poor
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:16:59
Moby has teamed up with MoveOn.org by starring in and lending his new single "The Day" off of the forthcoming album Destroyed to a hard-hitting video that protests attacks on America's most needy. In The Day –Moby and MoveOn Protest Budget Cuts on the Poor, the artist explains why he joined over 30,000 Americans in a fast to protest against the budget cuts that could disproportionately hurt the most vulnerable in America.
You can view the video here.
"I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children, and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families -- I don't believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires," Moby said.
"At a time when billionaires are getting massive tax cuts and Wall Street profits are sky-high, balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in America is simply immoral," said Justin Ruben, Executive Director of MoveOn.org. "The last thing our government should do is make life even harder for those who are already struggling to make ends meet."
The effort comes as the President and Republicans in Congress agreed to a budget that could severely impact the lives of the poor. Republicans are preparing even steeper cuts in their upcoming 2012 budget, including a proposal that would hand Medicare over to the insurance companies. The Republican 2012 budget is expected to come up for a vote in the House by the end of this week.
The fast was first launched by Reverend Jim Wallis of the Sojournors, and Ambassador Tony Hall. As word spread, more than 30,000 Americans joined the fast, as well as 28 members of Congress.
Moby's new album, Destroyed, is set for release on May 17th, 2011.
What do you think of Moby's work with MoveOn.org? Did you watch the video?