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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:52 PM

Al Franken has signed on to Bernie Sanders' letter about protecting Social Security but

Amy Klobuchar's name is missing.

We need to let her know that we're paying attention - though I'm sure, once enough attention has been paid, we'll find out that the PDF was posted before Amykins had a chance to sign on.


http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/092012-DearColleague.pdf

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Reply Al Franken has signed on to Bernie Sanders' letter about protecting Social Security but (Original post)
dflprincess Nov 2012 OP
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #1
dflprincess Nov 2012 #2
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #6
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #3
msongs Nov 2012 #4
elleng Nov 2012 #5
glinda Nov 2012 #7
kickysnana Nov 2012 #8
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John2 Nov 2012 #9
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #11
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #12
dflprincess Nov 2012 #13
SomeGuyInEagan Nov 2012 #14
dflprincess Nov 2012 #15
glinda Nov 2012 #16

Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:57 PM

1. Where is the list of who has "signed on"? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:58 PM

2. Click the link, the signatures are there starting on page 2 n/t

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:26 AM

6. Thanks. I failed to look at page 2. I see that one of my senators

Sen Cantwell has signed on. Will have to contact Sen Murray.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:01 AM

3. Email sent!

http://klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm?contactForm=emailamy&submit=Go

Amy,

If you haven't already done so, Please Sign Bernie Sanders' Letter Protecting Social Security.

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/092012-DearColleague.pdf

Thanks!

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:02 AM

4. 27 signatures - 28 have not signed on to this nt

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:10 AM

5. 'Amykins?'

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:06 AM

7. Arrrgh.....BlueDog.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:48 AM

8. My pleasure. Email sent.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

9. I

 

think this should be at the grass roots also have people to call Republican representatives also. This was a campaign issue where every candidate was running away from cutting funds out of medicare. Thei is where I think older citizens get confused on who really want to gut it. This is a very good opportunity to get the republicans out in the open now.

They have been very deceptive in trying to blame President Obama but the Republicans actually ran away from what they wanted to do in the election. This is a political hot potato that would hurt them.

I also listened to a member of move on Dot.org. I think he made a legitimate claim,using increased life expectancy, to raise the age for Medicare, is essentially a Trojan horse. Life expectancy for the poor and middleclass hasn't really risen that much. The life expectancy for those on the upper end of the scale has risen that much. Somebody should verify that.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:26 AM

10. Done.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:16 PM

11. I just dropped her a note

that will be unread. I might receive a form email blathering something meaningless about how we need to be sure Social Security is available while cutting the deficit and I'm sure we'll be able to arrive at a solution blah blah blah blah.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

12. My form letter response from Klobachar (spoiler - she did not answer my direct question)

I simply asked to sign the letter, included a link to the letter (sos there'd be no confusion).

"Thank you very much for taking the time to send me your thoughts on the future of Social Security.

Social Security is a fundamental part of our nation's social and economic fabric. For generations, it has been a stable and secure retirement guarantee for all Americans. Social Security is our nation's most successful domestic program, providing an essential safety net and ensuring a decent retirement for Americans who've worked hard their whole lives. It also provides vital support for Americans with disabilities, the surviving spouses and children of deceased workers.

I believe it is important that we take the steps necessary to ensure the future solvency of our Social Security program. Our nation needs to plan ahead and work toward a bipartisan solution to make Social Security more secure for the long term. I am confident that we can responsibly address any projected funding shortfalls and ensure that Social Security remains a vital part of retirement for future generations.

Please know that I will fight against risky schemes that would privatize Social Security and turn it from a guarantee of a secure retirement into a gamble where only the big financial companies on Wall Street would be the sure winners.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. One of the most important parts of my job is listening to what the people of Minnesota have to say to me. I am here in our nation's capital to do the public's business and to serve the people of our state. I hope you will contact me again about matters of concern to you."

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:29 PM

13. No one can write a non-response response better than Amykins

(or her staff).

My God - you would think this is one issue she could actually take a position on.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:28 AM

14. I replied, pressing for a yes or no ... it was a simple question, really.

And I will continue to press her staff via email.

Thankfully, we have one Democrat in the Senate in Al Franken. Wish we could get a second.

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:57 PM

15. I hear you

I haven't received a response yet. It will be interesting to see if I get the same one you did. And if I do I will also continue to press for a yes or no answer.

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:48 PM

16. Received that one also. bleh

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