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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:39 AM

Petitions against a "grand bargain" to sign.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6055/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=3914

Medicare is the Solution - Not the Problem
Obama’s seeking a “grand bargain” with the Republican-controlled House by January 1, 2013.

The President, in order to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” is willing to raise Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 67 and to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security by $650 billion. This is no joking matter--these changes would mean life and death to the most vulnerable in our country.

Call and email Congress with these simple demands:

Don't cut Medicare or raise its eligibility age from 65. Don't cut Medicaid. Instead, pass improved Medicare-for-all (HR 676) in order to create a truly universal healthcare system that will also reduce the deficit and save Americans $500 billion a year on healthcare costs.

Don't cut Social Security or raise the retirement age. Instead, save the system by removing the $110,000 income cap on high-earners paying into Social Security.

Join us in sending this message to President Obama and your Congresspeople: Medicare is the solution - not the problem. We need improved Medicare for all NOW!




Tell Congress: We Need Jobs, Not Cuts
http://action.seiu.org/page/s/jobsnotcuts

In the coming weeks, Congress will be making decisions that will have long-term effects on our economy. If our elected representatives act responsibly, they have an opportunity to shrink the economic inequality gap and protect the vital services working families depend on for years to come. We need to make sure they do just that.

Fill in your information to co-sign the following letter.

SEIU members will be hand delivering the signatures Congress later this month.

http://action.ourfuture.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=180

Election Day was a smashing victory for progressives and middle-class populism. But the deficit hysterics, budget slashers and Social Security haters refuse to heed our voices. We spoke out on Election Day. Now we need to speak out louder than ever. Use the form below to tell your representatives in Congress: No deal that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. No deal that keeps low tax rates for the rich. No deal that kills jobs with more cuts.

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Reply Petitions against a "grand bargain" to sign. (Original post)
eridani Nov 2012 OP
quantass Nov 2012 #1
Sadiedog Nov 2012 #2
grahamhgreen Nov 2012 #3
ReRe Nov 2012 #4
outsideworld Nov 2012 #5
eridani Nov 2012 #6
outsideworld Nov 2012 #7
eridani Nov 2012 #8
IL Lib Nov 2012 #9
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #10
eridani Nov 2012 #11
eridani Nov 2012 #12

Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:50 AM

1. Thank You!

THANK YOU. Quality info!

But i dont think too many on DU want to hear about Obama's need to appease the rich....again. It's LA-LA-LA to many here. Pathetic.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:54 AM

2. signed. nt

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:53 AM

3. K&R

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:35 AM

4. K&R

Signed and submitted all three. I am totally against any deals whatsoever. I am totally FOR requiring a deal with Wall Street. That's where all the money went. Main Street bailed them out, now they need to bail out Main Street. I will never forget the day Treasury Secretary Paulson came to Congress demanding the money immediately: September 15, 2008. And he expected us to hand it over to him, no questions asked, pronto! I will never forget that day..

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:33 AM

5. according to liberal ground heads that attended the meeting with POTUS

He seemed to agree that social security and medicare were not part of the problem http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/obama-bush-tax-cuts_n_2124324.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

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Response to outsideworld (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:55 AM

6. Then let's reinforce that with lots of emails and faxes--

--so he doesn't back down on this.

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Response to eridani (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:59 AM

7. K&R N/T

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:32 AM

8. Another informational kick n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:41 AM

9. Thanks. I signed the letter. n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:52 AM

10. Kick-Great Resources

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:38 AM

11. You can still sign n/t

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:41 AM

12. Caring Across Generations petition--one more

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6748/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12149

Over the next month and a half, Congress will be playing political football with the programs that hundreds of millions of Americans rely on to live with dignity every day.

They’re calling this game the “Grand Bargain,” but we know it’s more like a “Grand Swindle” for seniors, people with disabilities, and so many others. It’s time for us to act. We need to send Congress a clear message that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid aren’t just political footballs — they’re programs that the American people urgently need.

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