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“Senate Republicans just voted to cut taxes for billionaires like Donald Trump, his family, and big corporations, which will trigger an automatic $400 billion cut to Medicare. But this is not over. The House and the Senate must agree to a conference bill and pass that―giving us more time to apply pressure.”

 

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House GOP Wants to Drastically Cut Our Social Security

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), chair of the Social Security subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, has filed a bill that would cut Social Security drastically. Analysts say it would mean a 35% cut from current levels for some retirees.

The Social Security Reform Act of 2016, H.R. 6489, gradually raises the retirement age from 67 to 69 for Americans who are 49 or younger. It changes the formula that determines the size of a retiree’s initial payments and it mandates a less generous formula for calculating cost of living increases.

“Now is when we find out if the president-elect will keep his promise not to cut Social Security,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “We know the voters certainly didn’t elect him hoping that cuts would happen.”

“This plan’s approach is a non-starter,” he continued. “It does not raise any revenues for the Social Security Trust Fund – it only cuts benefits.”

The Johnson plan would gradually turn Social Security into a program that produces essentially one flat benefit, regardless of how much a worker contributed. The so-called House Freedom caucus, a group of extreme conservatives, have said they want Social Security and Medicare cuts to come in the first 30 days of 2017, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Johnson’s bill doesn’t just affect future retirees. It reduces Social Security’s cost of living increases (COLAs) for everyone and eliminate them entirely for some retirees. The extreme plan will reduce benefits for spouses and children of seriously disabled workers.

Johnson’s initial cuts come in the form of the two-year retirement age increase, which according to Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, amounts to a seven percent cut each year.

National Medicare Call-In Days Set for January 4th, 23rd

House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News that he would push legislation in early 2017 that would end Medicare’s guaranteed health care benefits. A national call-in day has been set up in response to the threat.

Call your Member of Congress on Wednesday, January 4th and say, “Hands Off My Medicare! I Earned It!” The number is (866) 828-4162.

We will also be calling the White House on Monday, January 23rd, once the new president is inaugurated, with a similar message.

More information is forthcoming via e-mail.

“Medicare Under Attack” Webinar Link Available

On Monday the Alliance conducted a webinar that explains how the GOP plans to attack our earned Medicare benefits and what we are doing to fight back. For those who missed the live version or want to see it again, watch here.

“It’s important that we all get informed about the specifics of the Republican plans to gut your guaranteed benefits and see how you can get involved,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Polls show that very few Americans know about this plan, but once they learn the details 67% disapprove. We need to first raise awareness and them mobilize our members and their friends and families to speak out against this plan.

 

 

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Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps

Republican-controlled House of Representatives and US Senate went on record this week approving budget resolutions that would eviscerate basic social programs on which tens of millions of elderly, poor and sick Americans depend.

…the cuts proposed are far beyond anything ever enacted by an American government: $5.5 trillion over 10 years in the House budget, $5.1 trillion over 10 years in the Senate budget. Pell grants, job training and housing programs are all targeted. But the biggest cuts come in so-called entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.

They’ve opted for a strategy of open evil. Cuts to the infinite war budgets are nowhere in sight. The collapse of America seems assured at this rate, a society of ignorant, hate-filled, mindless, sick and desperate imperial killers.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

…And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (killed for his activism)

Shit’s fucked up.

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Obama’s Social Security Cuts  and 7 Chilling Facts About Retirement in America

Obama’s plan would be economically irresponsible, socially disruptive and morally repugnant.We are headed for a catastrophic retirement train wreck.

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If you haven’t responded to this assault on your own retirement lifeline — question is why the hell not?

Are you dogs?

You like the taste of dog food?

They are stealing your Social Security money this week, and what are you doing about it?

Bipartisan Rampage to Steal From Elderly & Disabled

 
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You could very well BE that 85 year old getting screwed in this BIPARTISAN dealmaking.

It’s all about the money, who gets it and who doesn’t. Military contractors have no worries. Megabanks have no concerns. Monsanto is doing just fine. Then there’s you and your family.

“As the National Women’s Law Center revealed… benefit losses of $8,400 by age 86, and $9,770 by age 95”-Politico

In the fictional world of statistics and number rigging, the game the big institutions like to play, the Consumer Price Index is already rigged and not reflective of reality. The real cost of remaining alive in America is significantly higher than the government publishes in its reports. This new assault on Social Security cost of living adjustments will rob seniors of food and medicine.

Grand theft is now in progress, and it’s your retirement lifeline they’re stealing.  Wars and the “security state” will continue their unlimited funding and spending.  You, on the other hand…

ACT NOW:

Strengthen Social Security:

Tell Obama: No cuts to Social Security

Roots Action: (“If you vote to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, I will oppose your re-election.”)

Tell Congress: Defend Social Security or Else

Bold Progress:

Tell Obama We Won’t Stand for Social Security benefit cuts

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Tell President Obama: Don’t cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Campaign for America’s Future:

Tell Congress: Say No to Obama’s Social Security Cuts

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