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Tell Obama Not to Cut Social Security & Medicare!

We have a problem.

Even before formal budget negotiations have begun, President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are suggesting cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  

They want to reduce Social Security payments by changing the inflation rates to "chained CPI", a flawed economic logic which assumes that if health care costs are too high, seniors will switch to cheaper options.  While this may be true with cars and other purchases, it does not account for the fact that seniors often do not have a choice.  As for Medicare, they have suggested savings from "means-testing" Medicare, or cutting benefits from middle-income retirees.

It's our job at ADA to stand up for the progressive issues that affect our communities.  While we will praise the President for his good deeds, we are not afraid to criticize him when he veers too far towards the right.  This reminds us too much of the 2009 health care negotiations when the President removed a single-payer option from the table before even sitting down.  We cannot let that happen again.  

Together, we must stand up and protect Social Security and Medicare.  Sign the petition below and we'll send it to President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Do not undermine Social Security and Medicare by negotiating with a party that will not negotiate with us. They are two of the most popular and successful programs our nation’s history and changing Social Security to “chained-CPI” and means-testing Medicare would only hurt our seniors.
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Number Date Name Location
3058 Sun Dec 27 13:04:29 EST 2015 William Allen Fort Oglethorpe, GA
3057 Sat Nov 23 11:52:03 EST 2013 Katherine Harris Nashville, TN
3056 Thu Sep 12 16:00:19 EDT 2013 Virginia Manion Santa Fe, NM
3055 Thu Sep 05 10:53:34 EDT 2013 Brody Hagemeier St. Cloud, MN
3054 Fri Jul 05 17:05:55 EDT 2013 Anonymous huntsville, AL
3053 Thu Jul 04 21:46:47 EDT 2013 Mark and Judy Harvey Great Bend, PA
3052 Sat May 25 13:09:10 EDT 2013 David Korn Baltimore, MD
3051 Thu May 23 15:47:34 EDT 2013 MIKE CLIPKA LATHROP, CA
3050 Thu May 23 07:08:50 EDT 2013 Robert Sledzaus Reston, VA
3049 Wed May 22 23:01:04 EDT 2013 Richard Brean Pittsburgh, PA
3048 Tue May 21 00:21:52 EDT 2013 Bruce Berry Bristol, RI
3047 Mon May 13 17:07:42 EDT 2013 Virginia Wright Lincoln, NE
3046 Fri May 10 05:13:26 EDT 2013 Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA
3045 Fri May 10 04:01:25 EDT 2013 James Hoff Kaaawa, HI
3044 Thu May 09 17:22:49 EDT 2013 Sam Ritchie Brooklyn, NY
3043 Tue May 07 19:01:49 EDT 2013 Dianne Miller San Diego, CA
3042 Mon May 06 19:04:16 EDT 2013 Yohance Trice Chicago, IL
3041 Sun May 05 22:20:52 EDT 2013 philip patterson Flushing, NY
3040 Sun May 05 00:51:49 EDT 2013 Conrad Ko San Francisco, CA
3039 Sat May 04 13:48:27 EDT 2013 D P F, FL
3038 Sat May 04 13:47:34 EDT 2013 D P F, FL
3037 Fri May 03 23:18:34 EDT 2013 Anonymous Mauk, GA
3036 Wed May 01 16:56:51 EDT 2013 Anonymous New York, NY
3035 Wed May 01 11:46:37 EDT 2013 Joanne Look St Paul, MN
3034 Tue Apr 30 21:48:39 EDT 2013 Joanne Look St Paul, MN
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