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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:46 PM

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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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:39 PM

1. AFL-CIO has the best position on this.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:25 PM

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.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:10 AM

3. Cut the military and corporate welfare.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:29 AM

4. Well said!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:38 AM

5. Non-stop AARP ads in Florida

No cuts to SS, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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