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01 Nov

Take Social Security and Medicare benefit cuts off the table — or no deal

The McGlynn,

Tell the super committee: No cuts to Medicare and Social Security, or no deal.

It’s a disaster in the making: Late
last week, Democrats on the deficit “super committee” proposed making huge cuts
to Medicare and Social Security benefits, two of the most effective social
programs in our nation’s history and something millions of us depend on for our
health care. 

It’s a misguided attempt to get Republicans to agree to a deal, but it’s a
deal that’s not worth making.

Tens of thousands of progressives have told the super committee Democrats to
walk away from any deal that includes cuts to
Medicare or Social Security benefits.

But it’s clear that we need to step up the pressure.

Click here to sign our petition to super
committee Democrats: Walk away from any deal that includes Social Security and
Medicare benefit cuts!

The super committee has until November 23 to recommend $1.5 trillion in
deficit reduction over the next decade, and that means the pressure from
corporate lobbyists, the administration, and more is only going to grow.

We need to make sure Democrats on the super committee feel the pressure only
progressives can bring. We need to urge them to stand by our progressive
principles:

  1. Ensure millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations pay their fair share
    of debt reduction,
  2. No cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits,
  3. No giveaways to corporate interests,
  4. Or no deal.

Sign our petition to super committee
Democrats now. Tell them to stick to our principles and take Social Security and
Medicare benefit cuts off the table — or no deal.

Super committee Democrats need us to remind them, and they need us in force.
That’s why we’re partnering with the progressives at Social Security Works on
this action — and why I hope you can step up today.

Thanks for uniting as a progressive,


Russ Feingold
Founder
Progressives United

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