Petition to 114th Congress
Whereas: The House and Senate will soon begin debating budget proposals and deficit reduction measures that could include devastating cuts to Social Security and Medicare – and renege on our government’s obligations to those who have paid into these programs their entire working lives;
Whereas: Any reduction to earned benefits would not only hurt individuals and families who rely on these programs, it would also deliver a debilitating blow to local business and state economies, as beneficiaries would have less income to spend in their communities – which means less income for businesses coast to coast;
Whereas: I strongly oppose efforts to reduce deficits but cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits, instead of targeting the real drivers of our nation’s deficits: billions of dollars in tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest Americans.
Therefore, Be It Resolved That: I join with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in urging you to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare – and oppose and budget proposal that reduces the already paltry Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), ends traditional Medicare, shifts more health care costs to beneficiaries, rolls back prescription drug savings and free preventive care services – or in any way cuts my earned benefits.
Be It Further Resolved, That: I urge you to focus on strengthening Social Security for the long term by increasing the current payroll tax cap on earnings and solving the underlying problems of overall healthcare inflation system-wide.
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