Stop the sneak attack on Medicare.

There is a trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors that will have broad-reaching impacts on the American economy. Called Trans-Pacific Partnership—or TPP—this trade deal is set to be fast-tracked through Congress, before the American public has the chance to weigh in.Not only is there a risk to American jobs, but as currently written, the deal could raise Medicare prescription drug costs.

But on Tuesday, something happened that no one expected: Thanks to the leadership of Senators Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders, the slowed down the progress of Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by blocking a key test vote.

While this is a real victory for people-powered movements, a rotten compromise package has reared its head that would pay for worker re-training with $700 million in cuts to Medicare funding.

Out of pocket health care costs already consume more than a third of the average Social Security check. If that amount increases, that’s just as bad as the cuts to our Social Security system that we’ve been fighting. The fact that health care costs have increased faster than Social Security’s cost of living adjustments just proves that Social Security needs to be expanded—not cut. And cuts to people with Medicare are effectively cuts to Social Security.

Tell the Senate: Stop the sneak attack on Medicare!



151-175 of 1972 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1822 2.6 years ago J. Michael Gilbreath Wayland, MA
1821 2.6 years ago Rita Palmer Caro, MI It's what we live on and figure our budget on.
1820 2.6 years ago Sharon Maribona Lincoln City, OR
1819 2.6 years ago Charlie Green Mesa, AZ
1818 2.6 years ago Kristen Zehner Marshall, WI Why is Soc Sec the piggybank politicians keep looking at when they SHOULD be attacking corporate giveaways, corporate failure to pay taxes, and waste and abuse in the entire tax code that penalizes ...
1817 2.6 years ago Justin McCraw Farmington Hills, MI
1816 2.6 years ago Jere Springer GLENDORA, CA People's lives are saved because of it.
1815 2.6 years ago Michael Tomczyszyn San Francisco, CA
1814 2.6 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
1813 2.6 years ago Jeannie Roberts Madison, WI
1812 2.6 years ago mir obaid BENSENVILLE, IL I have worked for past 35 years of my prime life time and contributed mychard earned money for my retirement money. This is my savings and investment of my life. Now few greedy ,antisocial, and scum...
1811 2.6 years ago Joshua Corbett Umpqua, OR
1810 2.6 years ago Brenda Bell-White MILWAUKEE, WI I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of our elected officials destroying services to average Americans, ENOUGH OF THIS!!!! No more cuts to any more domestic and safety net programs - cut the ...
1809 2.6 years ago Mike Caperelli Normal, IL
1808 2.6 years ago Joan Taylor NORFORK, AR Social Security is my lifeline. I worked for it. I paid into it.

The "representatives" who want to mess with it should first give up their own 'securities."
1807 2.6 years ago Karen Ambrose La Selva Beach, CA It is called survival.
1806 2.6 years ago Mary Detrick Clearwater, FL
1805 2.6 years ago terry almand mabelton, GA The hard working people of this country and elderly who have earned this privaledge...a priviledge which is what should be afforded to those persons. as a "civilized" nation..one.should not have the...
1804 2.6 years ago Catherine Harrison Surfside Beach, SC
1803 2.6 years ago Elizabeth Schlein HOUSTON, TX
1802 2.6 years ago maria magana chula vista, CA My husband passed away, and now I's my only source of income, At May age I don't think I can go back to work.
1801 2.6 years ago Chris Washington NEW YORK, NY
1800 2.6 years ago Celeste Howard HILLSBORO, OR
1799 2.6 years ago John Skophammer Madison, WI
1798 2.6 years ago Sue Griebler Pikesville, MD
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