06 April 2013

Obama wants to cut Social Security & Tell the President: No chained CPI benefit cut FIGHT BACK! 5&4APR13

THE Christian, Progressive and Left wing of the Democratic party responds to +Pres Obama's budget proposals to sacrifice the retired, veterans, the poor, working and middle classes to satisfy the lust of the 1%, the rich and corporate America for more wealth and power. Some offer the opportunity to sign petitions or send e mails to elected officials opposing the President's budget. Sign up, sign on, and become involved, because this will affect the lives of people you know, family members, and your future. Watch the video below and see more at 

Obama budget would cut entitlements in exchange for tax increases 5APR13
Take +Robert Reich's advise, call or e mail your Representative and your Senators and tell them to reject and vote against any and all budget legislation that includes +chained cpi.

Obama wants to cut Social Security

News leaked today that President Obama's budget will openly push for cuts to Social Security benefits -- a shot across the bow for the progressives who called their neighbors, spent weekends knocking doors and donated millions to reelect him.

Tell President Obama you don't have his back on this. Sign our petition to stop big cuts to Social Security right now.

Our strategy is simple:

President Obama thinks Democrats will fall in line behind these proposals. If we can show that there is enormous opposition to these Social Security cuts, we can pressure Democrats in Congress to take these devastating cuts off the table.

But we need your help now to do that.

Tell Democrats to reject cuts to Social Security and Medicare by signing our petition today.

We've got to get this done, folks. Let's go.

- Jim

Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America

Tell the President: No chained CPI benefit cut

Social Security is not driving the deficit, therefore it should not be part of reforms aimed at cutting the deficit. The chained CPI, deceptively portrayed as a reasonable cost of living adjustment, is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors.
There are several sensible reforms to Social Security that should be considered to help make it sustainable, including lifting the ceiling on income subject to Social Security from $113,700 to $200,000 or more, as well as instituting a 1% raise in the payroll tax rate, a rate that hasn't changed in over 20 years.
Both of these reforms would go a long way toward protecting the long-term health of Social Security, but neither should not be conflated with efforts to reduce the federal budget deficit.
President Obama needs to stand by his Democratic principles and fight to protect Social Security benefits.
That's why I created a petition on to President Barack Obama, which says:
Mr. President, the chained CPI is a cut to Social Security benefits that would hurt seniors—it's an idea not befitting a Democratic president. If you want to reform Social Security, make the wealthy pay their fair share by lifting the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes.
–Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor
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