Republicans are holding the economy hostage again, threatening to destroy America's credit rating so they can get brutal cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. In poll after poll, the American Majority repudiates the Republican obsession with decimating our retirement security. There's no reason to cut a bad deal. Vice-President Joe Biden is leading negotiations, right now, with the Republican hostage-takers. We need to send him a message that if he stands firm against cruel cuts, the American Majority will stand with him.