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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:02 PM

Tell Congress: No Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid



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Reply Tell Congress: No Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (Original post)
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 OP
libdem4life Nov 2012 #1
Dustlawyer Nov 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #3

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 PM

1. AARP is doing a great job at this, as well. They are THE seniors lobbists that are

listened to and have clout. They have been considered right wing, but they have been all over the Medicare/Medicaid issue, with no apologies.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:06 AM

2. I am 49 and have been paying in since age 12, do NOT take my $$$!!!

There is so much fat in our military budget we could keep our social safety nets intact and still rebuild infrastructure, w/o compromising our safety or interests in the world.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:09 PM

3. exactly. There are lots of ways save money without stealing from working families.

1) A 1% financial transaction tax.

2) Lift the cap on payroll taxes.

3) Let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire.

4) Austerity for defense contractors.

5) Stop putting people in jail for non-violent drug crimes.

6) A single-payer health insurance plan would save billions.

7) Allow Medicare to negotiate a bulk price for the cost of drugs.

etc.

All of these options should be part of the negotiations.

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