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!

26-50 of 1973 signatures
Number Date Name Location Tell your Senators why ...
1948 3.8 years ago Dianne Alpern Boulder, CO Social Security and Medicare are NOT items in the budget. They are separate trust funds. Stop raiding them.
1947 3.8 years ago Elizabeth Dilley CO
1946 3.8 years ago Judith Malone BENNETT, NC
1945 3.8 years ago James Young HILO, HI
1944 3.8 years ago Jane Clemens Ben Lomond, CA WE paid for it, leave it alone.
1943 3.8 years ago joe salbert Escanaba, MI
1942 3.8 years ago Evelyn Gomez Pennington, NJ
1941 3.8 years ago Charles Bailey SOUTHPORT, NC
1940 3.8 years ago Penelope Ormerod Oxford, ot
1939 3.8 years ago Marjorie Mcnae Oak Harbor, WA
1938 3.8 years ago Arlene Baker Berkeley, CA
1937 3.8 years ago Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff Fort Wayne, IN
1936 3.8 years ago kimberly rosa Nipomo, CA No, No, No, to fast tracking anything about the TPP! Just like NAFTA it is going to create a LOT more problems in the long-term and simply increase the wealth of the already super rich.
1935 3.8 years ago Linda Borzillo King Of Prussia, PA
1934 3.8 years ago Daniel J. Sanchez, Sr. Crossville, TN
1933 3.8 years ago Cynthia Clawges Wernersville, PA
1932 3.8 years ago mary ansel farmington hills, MI
1931 3.8 years ago Rick Faiella SUN CITY, AZ
1930 3.8 years ago Richard Aldred Glen Mills, PA
1929 3.8 years ago Beate Neugebauer Cologne, ot
1928 3.8 years ago Jeff Black Arlington, MA
1927 3.8 years ago Carol Gay Brick, NJ
1926 3.8 years ago Tracy Holthaus Kansas City, MO
1925 3.8 years ago Ulle Koiv New York, NY
1924 3.8 years ago Linda Nelson Vancouver, WA We have become sharecroppers having been sold into slavery by those whom have taken oaths and our paychecks to protect their own pocket books instead of the constitution
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