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DONT CUT SOCIAL SECURITY | U.S. Senator Al Franken, Minnesota

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We should solve our deficit problem by targeting wasteful spending and needless tax giveaways, not by attacking the economic security of our seniors. I'm with Al: Let's solve our deficit problem WITHOUT cutting Social Security.

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Sue H (7)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8:54 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Connie O (44)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:27 am
S + N , thank you.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 10:17 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 10:32 am
Done-thx Robert

Jeanne R (1203)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 10:46 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Robert.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 10:59 am
Thanks for signing! You got that right Robert about many of us either already on Social Security or near it. Let us not forget the Disabled that may be younger but in need of this income or the children who have lost a parent the family already taking a hit from the death of a family member and loss of income truly can't take any more hits.

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:03 am
Al is one of the few people in Congress who have their heads on straight. I think I've signed this before from him, but I signed again just to be sure. I hope our representatives in both houses smarten up soon and decide not to leave our elders and frail out on the ice flow to waste away without sustenance. We seem to be going backwards in so many ways while the wealthy keep shooting at the poor for sport. How Christian of them!

Elle B (84)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:16 am
Ty Robert ... n~s~s

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” —Dwight Eisenhower, U.S. Pres., REPUBLICAN

Robert S (111)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:22 am
Thanks friends. This issue is related directly to the fact that "We lose $90 billion each year when big corporations dodge their taxes by stashing profits offshore, in low- or no-tax countries."

Thanks for helping that petition and this one. Also, may I bring your attention to this below because as it stated. Hunger is not a game.

With gratitude, Robert

Terrie W (798)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:45 am
Thanks for signing!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 5:25 pm
Noted and signed. TY Robert

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:25 pm
Thanks for signing!

Al’s going to be standing up for Social Security in the coming weeks — but he’s going to need all of us standing with him next year.

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 11:46 pm
Actions taken. Thanks, Robert!

Beverly T (82)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 10:51 am
Thank you all for signing. Living off of my tiny SS check is all I have especially since I live in TX. We need to vote the Repugs OUT !!!!

Peggy Johnson (1)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:01 am
Of course we should not cut Medicare or Social Security -- in this day and age we NEED MORE
Medicare and Social Security funding. I personally (as a physician) think Medicare rules are too
restrictive -- AND Medicare doesn't even cover many essential medical problems .

Jim P (3257)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:04 am
Petition signed as with similar petitions to save Social Security, not cut it.
There are petitions to strengthen Social Security. Let us not forget that
Social Security is not part of the Federal Budget.

If anything that should be cut from the budget, it is the military and its contractors
which is bloated and wasteful. Another agency should also have its budget cut and along with its private contractors is the NSA.

ty, Robert.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:10 am
Both MN senators, Franken and Klobuscar, are not for making cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs. Also both senators donated their salaries during the shutdown, for which I'm extremely proud.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:11 am
Darn...I'm from MN and it's unforgivable that I could misspell Klobuchar's name...too many fingers on keyboard.

Mike M (43)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:29 am

Diane O (194)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:58 am
I've recently read that 12,000 will be cut from the government after January and government retiree buyouts. Also, from what I have read there's tremendous waste being spent on presidential appointee offices that should've been been closed years ago. So, the government can certainly save money there.

Social Security should be cut. It should be raised.

Obama has fired or let go of nearly 200 military officers since he took office. Wrong way, Harrigan. I can understand letting go of those who have underperformed. Obama needs to be strengthening our military because right now he has our country looking like a string of weenies dangling in the wind. However, he can find ample cuts in other places starting with The Pentagon and his own overblown, incompetent staff in the White House. His handpicked czars need to take a permanent hike and Michelle Obama can certainly get rid of most of her 21 assistants who, based on my observation, have done nothing in 5 years but read food magazines.

Diane O (194)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 12:00 pm
Actually, he could cut Joe Biden loose, too. Joe doesn't even know where he is half the time and he keeps calling the wrong people and congratulating them. Biden is worthless.

Sue L (63)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 12:06 pm
I live in Minnesota and already signed this petition. The American people have to stand up for themselves because so few in the government do.

Dotti L (85)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 12:33 pm
I receive petitions and other correspondence directly from Al Franken so signed this yesterday. However, my signature was accepted today. Kudos to Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama.

Patsy Olive (0)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:07 pm
There is a lot of waste that could be cut.Oh by the way all the vacations and length of time that Congress
takes should be cut too. all done .

Jim P (3257)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:14 pm
Do not feed the TROLL.

Athena F (131)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:51 pm
done, thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:59 pm
Absolutely signed. Noted. Thank you for posting, Robert.
Just in the past couple days I've been signing petitions & sending letters asking to please dump plans for a chained CPI, too. I'm sick & tired of funding a War Machine with warmongers wasting my tax dollars so their cronies can profit by manufacturing bombs, missiles, bullets, guns, tanks, MORE unnecessary aircraft carriers, helicopters & unwanted airplanes......while they're starving the hungry and threatening seniors & veterans.
Members of Congress are paid with our tax dollars; and they receive excellent health care, a retirement, a great salary (which if you consider how many actual hours they work, would be Hundreds of Dollars per hour)....perks too numerous to mention. But, they'd rather take care of the War Machine, Wall Street & CEO's that get enormous tax breaks & subsidies than the majority of their own constituents who pay them.


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Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:00 pm

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:02 pm
previously signed, recently enough to be sure. Thanks for posting. Franken is amazing. He sure made fools out of all those who thought a funny man would be out of his depth in Congress.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:29 pm
Have signed at least a dozen of these.
Sure hope someone is listening.

Robert S (111)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:37 pm
Thanks to almost all of you for forwarding, signing... and for your decency, good intentions and comments here, as we make this worthwhile effort. :)

Birgit W (160)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 3:28 pm

Dianna M (16)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 3:32 pm
Signed, thanks for posting it Robert.

What the far right doesn't seem to realize--or is deliberately ignoring--is that Social Security adds not one cent to the deficit. Which, by the way, is actually coming down--which is another fact they choose not to talk about.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 3:59 pm

Christeen A (370)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 4:29 pm

David C (133)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 5:27 pm
...the only thing worthless on this post is the right-wing hot air being spread by one person who calls Mr. Biden worthless......jealous a little bit maybe????

Jeanne R (1203)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 5:41 pm

Robert K (31)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 6:34 pm
Good God, Diane. This has been such a great place without your moronic posts. Biden is worth a thousand of you.

Robert K (31)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 6:40 pm
"AND Medicare doesn't even cover many essential medical problems" ????? Medicare has never turned down any payment for my health problems and I have Hep C acquired from a transfusion in '81, Liver cancer acquired by living with Hep C for that long, COPD from the damage to my lungs that was caused by the injuries that caused my tainted transfusion and diabetes from the steroids that allow me to breathe. They have paid for 3 liver surgeries and various other treatments. I do get my drugs through my wife's insurance though. So what doesn't Medicare cover in your practice?

Vicky P (476)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 6:46 pm
noted, signed

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 6:53 pm
Signed * Thank You Robert

Jeremy S (3)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 7:14 pm
Signed. Cutting Social Security is the worst thing we can do! We should cut the military budget instead--rather than fighting another unnecessary war...

reft h (66)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 11:50 pm

Karen Chestney (112)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:09 am
All signed and sent off.....Thanks.

Rhonda B (106)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:16 am

Gary L (138)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:29 am
signed and noted I also note that the right wing nut job was here spewing her anti-christian venom she should be a shamed if she only had a brain

Carole K (195)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 12:24 am
Noted & signed. TY, Robert!

Mandi T (390)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 12:01 pm

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (50)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:43 pm
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