05 February 2016

Can you issue this Social Security challenge to Hillary Clinton? 5FEB16

hillary clinton needs to pledge not to cut Social Security benefits if elected president. Bernie Sanders has, he promises to defend our Social Security benefits and actually promises to push for the ceiling of Social Security taxable income to be raised from the current level of $118,500. hillary was part of the Obama administration that pushed the Grand Betrayal, i.e. chained CPI, that the members off the PCCC / Bold Progressives helped defeat. What's it going to be hillary, votes from the American people or payoffs from the 1%? Please sign this petition from the PCCC / Bold Progressives and be sure to share with others....

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, Hillary Clinton has yet to promise never to cut Social Security benefits.
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Yesterday, Bernie Sanders tweeted: "It's immoral that some in Congress advocate cuts in Social Security yet vote to preserve billions in tax breaks for corporations."
While Bernie Sanders has promised never to cut Social Security -- so far, Hillary Clinton hasn't.
In recent months, Clinton has been campaigning as someone who will fight for economic goals like debt-free college and Wall Street reform.
But she's leaving the Democratic Party vulnerable by leaving unpopular cuts to Social Security on the table. That's not how we motivate voters.
A whopping 84% of Iowa Democrats polled right before Monday's caucus said a candidate's commitment to never cutting Social Security benefits was VERY IMPORTANT to their vote.
These quotes from PCCC members in New Hampshire make clear why:
Jude C. from Manchester: "I live on these benefits plus a small pension from one employer. I barely make it financially each month and without Social Security I would be homeless."
Susan F. from Folsom: "Seniors can't live on their Social Security as it is. It should never be cut, but rather increased."
Allen W. from Dover: "Cutting Social Security would be a betrayal of retired seniors and their families. It would be a sell out to the Banksters and Wall Street."
Many elderly women and minorities depend on Social Security benefits for the majority of their incomes. Cuts would throw many of them into poverty in their retirement. Forcing any seniors to live in poverty is unacceptable.
Once Clinton commits to no cuts, the whole Democratic Party can move on to a national discussion about how to expand benefits to meet the needs of our grandparents and veterans.
We will inform Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the media about the momentum on this petition.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Keith Rouda, PCCC organizer

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