Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:46 PM
Omaha Steve (53,670 posts)
Working Family Advocates From 33 States Travel to Washington D.C. to Tell Congress: No Benefit Cuts
Source: New Hampshire Labor News
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Washington DC, Nov. 27– Local AFL-CIO leaders from across the country and other working family advocates from 33 states are in Washington on November 27 and 28 to ask members of Congress to let Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire and say no to benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. They will be joined by hundreds of other advocates from other progressive and labor groups.
The lobby fly-in day coincides with a new state by state report released by the AFL-CIO detailing how many Americans across the country would be negatively impacted if Congress cuts benefits for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
The report notes the number of people per state who currently receive Social Security, including people with disabilities and children, as well as the number of people per state who get their health care coverage from Medicaid, including children and seniors. The report also highlights the amount of money the three programs combined deliver to each state’s economy and the economic costs to individuals if the Medicare eligibility age were increased.
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FULL title: Working Family Advocates From 33 States Travel to Washington D.C. to Tell Congress: No Benefit Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Let Top 2% Bush Tax Cuts Expire
Read more: http://nhlabornews.com/2012/11/working-family-advocates-from-33-states-travel-to-washington-d-c-to-tell-congress-no-benefit-cuts-to-medicare-medicaid-social-security-let-top-2-bush-tax-cuts-expire/
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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:25 PM
elbloggoZY27 (283 posts)
2. Stop the BS
The Entitlement Programs are sound and the GOP is just using scare tactics and are taking money from the Trust Funds.
Leave SSA, Medicare alone.