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*TAKE ACTION* Save Social Security And Medicare *PLEASE SIGN*

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Americans have paid into Social Security and Medicare since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is not an entitlement! It is a system Americans have paid into and expect a good return on their investment.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:28 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Kit! They're not taking mine without a fight!

Kit B (276)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:30 am

Body of Petition: (Please Sign and Share)

Americans have paid into Social Security and Medicare since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is not an entitlement! It is a system Americans have paid into and expect a good return on their investment. We have come to learn Social Security has in excess of 2.7 trillion dollars of reserve enough to last for 25 years. The people of the United States of America expect these hard earned benefits to continue without being cut in any way and to receive regular raises through cost of living allowances.
Petition Background

1. We expect social security and medicare to continue without any cuts in benefits or services.
2. We expect our lawmakers to not put out negative press releases about the social security system we have invested in our entire adult lives.
3. If there are cuts to made let them come from those who are prospering not those living check to check.
4. We expect our President and Congress to treat our retirement system (social security and medicare) with the same respect they treat their OWN retirement funds.
5. We expect our elected officials not to use something we have PAID our way in as a bully pulpit for their own political motives or ambitions.

When everything is "ON THE TABLE" then we better fight for those things we know can not be on any table or up for being used as a negotiation tactic. Please sign and share. Thank you.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:36 am

You BETCHA I signed!

Thanks, Kit.


Shirley B (5)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:59 am
We both signed Kit. Watched Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher last night and it would have been great if he had gotten a word in edgewise, however, he did make the point that SS has 2.7 trillion dollars. If they would stop raiding it there would be much more. They mishandled it, raided it and are trying to make us believe it is a "Federal Benefit"( read the top of your check). It is not! It is a social retirement account.

Sue H (7)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:46 am
Noted and signed, thanks. Grrrrr.

Pat B (356)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:54 am
Absolutely signed. Thanks, Kit.

Linda H (199)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:59 am
Noted and signed!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:06 am
signed, shared, the upteenth time or so... frankly, I hate to say it but I do have the gut feeling that THIS is just a done deal, like KXL as well. - Watch and see... let's hope for the best. Don't be surprised if polls will soon show approval rates for the prez dropping below freezing.. . jobs, economy, gun control, sequester, clean energy, GMO,"entitlements", KXL, drone policy, "too big to jail" -all not exactly successful issues so far and without any positive change to be seen, immigration agreement still to be seen, DOMA still unclear... Pretty long list there.
VAWA success stands out rather lonely.

JL A (281)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:44 am
signed earlier, noted now

Barbara K (60)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:30 am
S & N. Why is it even necessary for us seniors to have to fight to keep SS & Medicare in the first place? It isn't government money, it is OUR money taken from our checks our entire working lives, and added to by our employers. Get the pigs at the trough out of our government. That is OUR MONEY and we shouldn't have to be going thru all this to keep it.

Kathy B (106)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:45 am
This is not their money to 'play' with. Angelika, Boehner has rejected Obama's offer without even reading it. Stupid of Obama to offer it, stupid of Boehner to reject it (I mean that rejection in a good way for OUR side!)

Barbara K (60)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:24 am
Personally, I think that Obama made the offer to call the bluff of the Republicans. I don't think they really want to do anything, they know it would be the last nail in the coffin of their party.

Carole K (195)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:28 am
Noted & signed. TY, Kit! Grateful for the opportunity..........

Angelika R (143)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:36 am
Kathy, I am WELL AWARE of all this. Stupid of Obama to offer it AGAIN, and AGAIN when his policy should have remained on NO BARGAIN, period! What "good way for YOUR side" do you see? I see NONE. The prez KNEW the entire left would continue to give him hell and will do so until his term is up! So the whole thing including facilitating the sequester looks like a charade to me. You, the American people are responsible for the house falling to the rethugs after all. To win the Senate was obviously not enough.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:36 am
Saw Bernie Sanders last night, too, and it would have indeed been nice if he'd been allowed to talk without those two fatuous nincompoops interrupting all the time. He made a good point of saying we should get more money in SS, not less, because we would go out and spend it. Gleefully. Instead, we get to watch everything go up in cost while we stretch already skinny dollars....

Angelika R (143)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:39 am
CORRECTION: I meant of course the entire RIGHT, not the left. sorry!

Kathy B (106)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:54 am
Good for out side because it shows just how incompetent Boehner is AND that they seem to have forgotten they lost in their quest to make Obama a one term president. They continue digging their coffin deeper and can't figure out why.

lee e (114)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:03 pm
Some of us old fogies live on little else - and it doesn't amount to much at that!

Esther Z (94)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed.

Nancy M (169)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:23 pm
Signed. Thanks for posting it here Kit. May be my only chance to retire.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:07 pm
Noted. Signed. Apathy is only an option for those who do not care. No matter how discouraging so much of the news is; we must not give up. We must keep acting up and speaking out. We have to make ourselves heard. We have to keep pushing until our government comes to its senses.

Natalie V (27)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:35 pm
noted / signed

Robert Scott (186)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:19 pm
Signed, thanks, Kit.

Lynn D (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:26 pm

Fiona O (565)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:38 pm
This necessary action taken.

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:10 pm
Signed & commented: "We ARE Entitled to OUR Investment! Don't privatize, trivialize, or "revise" something that Works for ALL the citizens!"

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:19 pm

Mike M (40)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:21 pm

Vallee R (280)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:34 pm
S & N

l L (1)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:37 pm
AS of this week.. Saw last night the guy taking Ed Shultz place.. Think Ezra Klein.. bless his heart.

They are after the disabled and their benefits.. be mindful.. same old tale for everything fruad and abuse and not my tax money and it's welfare..

Not only that; another gimmick to manage said monies other than your hands for a cut of it cause you don't know aht you are doing.. Oh what a wonderful world we live in. sacasm/mine.

l L (1)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:39 pm
As far as this Pres. It is his trademark.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:22 pm
Signed Kit

Saturday April 6, 2013, 6:04 pm
read and noted and signed on 4-6-13 i have worked all of my life and i'm looking forward to the day when i no longer have to punch a time clock and enjoy life a little more and do what i want when i want and in no way shape or form is social security ever been a entitlement we all have paid into this for that big rainy day fund and it's ours and nobody elses and for our government to think that they have any rights to this is just plain crazy time to wake up folks we are all watching you will never get away with any of this.

pam w (139)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 6:29 pm
Done! Thanks!

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 6:52 pm
#6290 and ashame we have to keep signing this over and over again.

Isn't the election over? Why is Social Security still being put on the chopping block? I have no respect for any President going after the disabled and the Elders monies, let alone a Democratic President. I don't care if it's a ploy or not, it stinks to high heavens and is very troubling to those who are already up in age and disabled that have to hear this over and over again. Pitting the young as well against the Elders and making the Elders feel badly for nothing they did wrong.

Bunch of sick SOB's in Washington, the morality bar is low to the ground in DC. Go after the ones' who truly has made a mess of things, why do the poor, Elders, and Disabled have to pay for the Plutocrats mistakes.

The New Deal Programs are the best things and the cornerstone of the Democratic Party and they just toss it out like it was yesterdays garbage. Is why I wouldn't vote for either of these two major Parties, they throw the least able under the bus and think nothing of it. Best start thinking of that come next elections and think of 3rd Parties like the Justice Party or the Green Party.....who haven't hurt you and in fact want to protect Social Security.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:47 pm
noted and signed

Kit B (276)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:53 pm

I agree Dandelion, it is all rather disheartening. The people spoke to what they wanted only to be ignored - again.
Still we must sign petitions, and keep calling and not let up on the pressure.

l L (1)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:14 pm
I am thinking about something.. I hope I see it come to fruition.. Cause I am very very tired of feeling like I have done something wrong. As well as others in the same place I am or similar. I have to look past what I am seeing and hearing and who I am hearing it from and look past them.. We have right on our side. Right has to count for something. I am talking about a higher authority.
People just can't keep crying out and dying out and no one cares.. tell you later.. You wouldn't understand anyway.. What I mean. keep your faith..

Constance F (418)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:24 am
Dittp Barbara - yes we paid out of our pockets for years and years. And yes we do understand lyn L if you are speaking of a higher ethical principal. Signed. and then if they F#$K us - NO MONEY FOR YOU Bubo - No tax for you. can you do it, can you do it ? ! keep paying and slaving while they screw up the you know. It's up to us.

Judy C (97)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:41 am
Signed. They need to leave OUR money the hell alone, and stop financing wars and such with it. There is no friggin' reason to do this. Thanks, Kit.

paul m (93)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:01 am


Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:21 am
signed and shared. Thanks Kit

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:38 am

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:17 am
Noted, thanks.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:19 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Kit. Have signed & will keep signing all that come my way to protect Soc. Sec.
Just a note on that $2.7 Trillion mentioned above by Shirley B. The Fed borrowed that money from the Soc. Sec. Trust Fund to pay for the wars, and hasn't paid it back yet. I've been mentioning this when writing to my Congress critters regarding this. Make the Fed. pay back what it owes! I don't understand how this all works, or who's in charge of this financial mess...but WHY isn't the money being returned?

I was also quite unhappy when Ezra Klein mentioned our payroll taxes were "raised" this year....IN FACT, the year before, Obama signed the budget agreeing to a "payroll tax holiday for one year." It ended at the end of, we're just back on track wasn't "raised." At the time, I wrote Obama that it was foolish to take that "holiday" when the arguments about the health of the Soc.Sec.Trust Fund were causing people to think it wasn't in a healthy state anyway. While the holiday might help the economy, it would cause more damage to Soc. Sec.....even if it was just a mirage. It seems even the Dems are causing their own damage to Soc. Sec.--whether intentional or not; and I strongly object.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 1:08 pm

Elizabeth Bollington (58)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:00 pm
This is a right to people..

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:14 pm

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:22 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Sandi C (98)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:07 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:36 pm
Thank you! (S, N, P, T)

Jennifer G (20)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:53 pm
Noted...Signed...thanks for posting!

Kit B (276)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:04 am

They never will, John. That is one of many reasons why we need a system that keeps elected officials out of the Social Security/Medicare funding.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:38 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.
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l L (1)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:34 am
correction;; It is not Ezra Klein , it is Chris Hayes.. To me they are similar in their styles of delivery and I interchange one for the other.. But I am crazy about both of them. I like their styles.

cynthia l (207)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:39 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.
It's not their money but ours that we paid into

Dot A (182)
Monday April 8, 2013, 10:14 am
S&N - passed along,... Thanks, Kit!
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