Friday, April 5, 2013

US Citizens: Resist and Oppose President Obama's efforts to cut Social Security and other Old Age Programs!

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama intends to cut Social Security and Medicare in his proposed changes included in his proposed budget plan.  He also plans to add new tax increases (on the richest US citizens?), in an effort to reach a deal with Republicans on deficit reduction.  Please do what you can--phone, write, call, demonstrate--against these changes that could potentially reduce even further the quality of life for US seniors across the country.

The progressive group,, has labeled the President's proposed changes to Social Security as "unconscionable" and Democracy for America called the cuts "profoundly disturbing."
"Millions of MoveOn members did not work night and day to put President Obama into office so that he could propose policies that would hurt some of our most vulnerable people," read a statement from Anna Galland, executive director of the group.   Well, it looks like the President fooled them! 

The "new" Obama plan will likely mimic the proposal that he made last year that included $400 billion in savings from Medicare over 10 years.  US seniors and our families must stand strong to resist this drastic change in our life chances in old age.  And younger citizens must look at this precedent:  the US Government has borrowed from Social Security . . . .but has it paid off its existing debt to citizens and the Social Security Program?  Ask your Congressperson.   Get the facts!

If you have comments, please send. 

With thanks for your advocacy by, with, and for older people (and those who will one day be "old") in the USA.
Susanne Paul for Global Action on Aging

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