Friday, February 22, 2013

Petition for no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security

I'm forwarding the following from Representative Alan Grayson. Please consider signing the petition, since we should be cutting tax breaks for the rich and corporations, as well as oil subsidies and war machines instead of reaming the poor and middle class. Quote:

Right-wingers bent on cheating us out of our Social Security and Medicare benefits - are they mean or stupid?

Mean?  Because they prey on the most vulnerable among us?

Or stupid?  Because they think that since we might have to cut Social Security benefits slightly, 25 years from now, “therefore” we should cut them right now? Mean or stupid?  Sometimes it's hard to tell.  But right now, as we're negotiating the budget, Tea Party Republicans are trying to force cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. That's mean. But it's also stupid.

Either way, my answer is as follows:  NO.

It's such a simple word that even Tea Party Republicans understand it.


No cuts, no compromises, and no cruelty. Not on my watch. These are our benefits; we've paid for them.

And we can stop these cuts. Even in the House of Representatives, where Republicans have a majority, they are so dysfunctional and incompetent that they can't pass anything significant without Democratic votes.  So if we can get enough NO pledges, from Democrats, then we can prevent the cuts.

That's where you come in.
I've authored a letter to the President, pledging a NO vote on any cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Very quickly, twenty of my Democratic House colleagues have joined me, and signed on to this letter. We need more signers in the House. Which means that we need more voices in the “real world.”  We need you to tell your Representative what you think.

I've set up a petition at to make it easy for you. Please sign it. If you'd like, you can explain why you, personally, oppose cuts to these programs.

I'll have your name and your thoughts go to the Member of Congress who represents you.

More than 20,000 people have already contacted Congress and shown their support.  What about you?

Join us. Tell them to make sure that they vote to keep the Tea Party's hands off of our Social Security, and our Medicare.  It's time to say “Just Say No,” together.


Alan Grayson

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