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23 May 2013

Social Security news so good it will make you giddy, Tell Congress: Now is the time to expand Social Security, not cut it 23MAI13

THE people have been pushing back against Pres Obama's chained-cpi proposal for Social Security and Congress has heard us. Now there is actually a bill in the Senate, introduced by Sen Tom Harkin D IA,  S567, that will increase Social Security benefits, levy Social Security taxes on millionaires and billionaires at the same rate as the rest of us, and provide increased financial security for the program for several generations. Please sign the petition to Congress telling them to pass the Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013. AND keep on the lookout for any legislation containing Obama's chained-cpi scam, that is still out there and still a threat!
As the deficit shrinks, the chances of Congress striking a "grand bargain" and cutting Social Security are fading.

At the same time, populist politicians, grassroots activists, and numbers-based wonks are lining up behind a new idea: expanding Social Security benefits.

Please click here to sign the petition from Daily Kos and Social Security Works calling on Congress to expand Social Security benefits.

The vast majority of Americans think Social Security benefits should be increased, and the wealthy should pay more in taxes to do it. Now, people in power are starting to agree.

Red and purple state senators like Mark Begich (D-AK) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) have introduced bills that would expand Social Security benefits by as much as $800 per recipient, per year. They accomplish this by changing the way benefits are calculated and by finally making millionaires and billionaires pay the same rate of Social Security taxes the rest of us pay.

What's more, respected analysts like Ezra Klein and the New America Foundation have directly confronted the long-time consensus in Washington, D.C., by making the case for expanding Social Security benefits.

More than 100,000 people have already signed a petition from Social Security Works endorsing Sen. Harkin's bill.

This is all just the beginning. The tide has turned, and now we are on offense.

Please click here to sign the petition from Daily Kos and Social Security Works calling on Congress to expand Social Security benefits.

Keep fighting,
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos