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*TAKE ACTION* Mr. President, Please Do Not Cut Social Security!


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Kit
- 618 days ago - signon.org
Chained CPI explained in 2 minutes. Please sign. Watch short video from Robert Reich.



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Judy C. (100)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:56 pm
This video is a good, quick explanation of the ill-conceived "Chained CPI". Signed. Will have to call Congressman. Thanks, Kit.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday April 8, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thx, signed. As usual, RR is very concise and spot on!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:16 pm
Thank you! (Signed yesterday, N, P, and T again)
 

Laurie H. (729)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:18 pm
Appreciate this Posting/ Video Kit, Glad to Sign & Share. Very good video, will follow up with contacting Congress rep. Thanks !!~
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:14 pm
Progressives United -Russ Feingold Petition
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thank you, Kit for this. Passing on as well. Signed.!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Monday April 8, 2013, 3:27 pm
Signing now Kit
 

Vicky P. (466)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:06 pm
noted and signed
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:18 pm
Signed & posted
 

pam w. (191)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:24 pm
Done!
 

Carole K. (200)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:22 pm
Noted & signed for my husband & myself as we both paid into the system all of our working lives & now deserve to receive the return on our investment of labor & capital. Social Security is our lifeline;& we PAID for it! TY, Kit!
 

Sherri O. (257)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:02 pm
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:15 pm
Cheers Kit, I signed
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:27 pm
Signed both, noted and shared on FB.
 

Betsy Bee (1042)
Monday April 8, 2013, 11:33 pm
Action taken.
 

chantal v. (333)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:04 am
signed
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:16 am
signed and noted
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:00 am
Thanks!
 

Sherri G. (117)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:34 am
RR is an excellent representative for seniors, disabled vets, and veterans widows. Signed, shared, tweeted to @nancypelosi @senator sanders @followers. Thanks, Kit
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:47 am
By the time i am ready to collect in less than 20 years, i will have paid into social security for 55 years
 

Ben Oscarsito (351)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:39 am
Done!
 

Susan Depeters (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:01 am
Signed and sealed! We can't take from our elderly to solve a deficit! They are unable to go back to work to make up a deficit in their Social Security!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:05 am
S&N
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:08 am
Done! Thanks, Kit.
 

Many Feathers (133)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:19 am
signed, my wife and I also worked long and many years and now depend on social security...
 

Ruth R. (216)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:35 am
If people will prepare and help their neighbors prepare to not rely on the government -- than this would not be so severe. Usually there is less for the people on soc sec than they need per month. They usually barley get what they need, and get help by getting some food and clothes given to them. We all need to prepare to be independent form government checks and pay checks -- like the people who lived off the land -- except -- this might be living indoors or in boats or underground -- who knows. Take your pick and start preparing for the worse -- total self-reliance --with a group or family or self - if something like the worst can still be prepared for. People help people.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:36 am
Just this morning alone I signed over a half dozen petitions in my inbox to protect Social Security. In the past couple week I have signed more than I can count. If we get trashed it's not my fault.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:41 am
All the more reason to ban hydraulic fracturing, ban tar sands, ban pipe lines. ban dams, ban fossil fuels.
All the more reason to become energy independent on your own boat, home. etc, and store supplies and basic needs. People lived off the land for centuries, boiled water, grew their own foods and herbs, lived when they lived, and died when they died.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:50 am
Signed this one and many others, thanks Kit. Received this email this AM:
The president is set to include a major Social Security benefit cut in his budget on Wednesday. President Obama is proposing the so-called chained CPI, which would cut cost-of-living adjustments for all current and future Social Security beneficiaries. Over two million people took action, and today, live at 12:30PM EDT, Senator Bernie Sanders is going to deliver YOUR Petitions directly to the White House telling Obama: No cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Over the last few years Wall Street has thrown every commission, gang, sequester and supercommitee they could come up with at our earned benefits. Each time, you have risen to the occasion. Now we're bringing the fight to the White House. Watch it live!

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Michael Phelan,
Social Security Works
 

Bette M. (91)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:30 am
S & N

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant and protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:11 am
Already signed, TU Kit...noting problem again
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:18 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. This is unacceptable and I will continue to fight this in any way I can. Thanks Kit. Very good video.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:45 am
Thanks Kit.
 

Jo SICK (526)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:37 am
If you mess with me YOU WILL LOSE MY VOTE! Leave Social Security alone!
Noted,signed & shared. Thanks Kit.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:49 pm
Signed.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:28 pm
Thanks
 

Stuart Thomas (519)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted with the additional comment: "I wonder why there is a cap on income subject to Social Security taxes. I was surprised to learn about it several years ago."

Thank you, Kit.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:37 pm
Signed
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:09 pm
Why is cutting SS an affront to the philopsophy of only a single party?
 

Mariette G. (151)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:12 pm
Signed, thanks Kit!
 

Jude Hand (59)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:18 pm
Noted. Always liked the man and enjoyed his simple, clear explanation. Oh - signed.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:58 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks, Kit.
Have signed many already today from various groups and members of Congress, and will keep signing until my last dying breath if necessary. I don't know how many messages it will take to these people, but we are determined and relentless!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:51 pm
Signed and noted.
 

LMj Sunshine (142)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:57 pm
TY!!
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:56 pm
Already signed. But thanks for getting the word out there.
 

june t. (66)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:01 am
ty
 

Beverly M. (91)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:16 am
Noted and signed ~ thank you Kit!
 

Vallee R. (253)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:18 am
Noted, signed and shared - thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 10:18 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 10:44 am
N&S. Thanks Kit.
 

Kenny V. (1500)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 12:33 pm
signed and noted thanks for sharing
 

Shirley B. (5)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:40 pm
Signed Kit. Signed Angelikas too. Signed all in my inbox for the last month. I am deeply disappointed that this actually made it into the proposed budge.
 

Matt L. (23)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 1:43 pm
thanks, noted and signed
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:08 pm
Signed.
 

Charlie Rush (65)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:58 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, please, you must realize that this whole issue is just a 'ploy' (an action intended to outwit someone), and Mr. Reich is playing his role just perfectly, as are the other liberal pundits.
President Obama realizes, with great insight, that the Republicans will _never_ agree with his compromise, so he comes off appearing to be a fair negotiator and the conservatives deepen the hole, in which they find themselves.

Personally, I don't believe, for one moment, that our President has any intention of sacrificing Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid to the hands of the Big Business LUNATICS.

Have some faith, my Care2 friends, have some faith.
 

Diana Bair (7)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 4:30 pm
I DO NOT THINK OBAMA WANTS TO DO THIS.....HE IS TRYING TO LIKE CALL THEIR ..."BLUFF" BUT IF THEY DO NOT GET GEMS FOR THEIR RICH OWNERS....WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!!!!!!!........HOW MANY OF YOU VOTED REPUBLICIAN......HAPPY NOW????????. GOP AND THEIR RICH OWNERS DO NOT NOT NOT.....CREATE JOBS....POOR ARE NOT NOT NOT...LAZY!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!....GET IT....NOW????????. A LITTLE LATE.......A LOT OF VOTERS VOTED GOP....BASED ON REPUBLICIAN...LIES!!!!!!!!........DID...YOU????????. ALL RICH DO IS OUTSOURCE JOBS, AND HAVE TAX HAVENS....THEY HAVE ALL THE MONEY AND THEY EXCUSE ...MY LANGUAGE..HERE.......BUT THEY DAMN WELL WANT TO....KEEP...IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. DIANA.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 5:08 pm
Signed readily. Why anyone would propose a cut to Social Security is beyond me... Some kind of preemptive strike against Republican attacks? If so, it's the President's first major domestic misstep, I think.[
 

. (7)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:14 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Kit!
 

Ludger W. (72)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 11:24 pm
done
 

Patricia Cannell (764)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:55 am
Signed and noted as well.As a Canadian looking in, this would spell disaster to cut the SS benifits!
 

Audrey B. (0)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:02 am
Signed & noted.

Congress & President always attack and threaten Social Security & Medicare, I think they like the drama of it. They will be complete idiots if they make any cuts on Seniors & Disabled.

They need to start attacking the Welfare System and get rid of the Career Recipients, they will be very surprise of ALL the Cheats. Then work on Annual Income Taxes looking for ALL the frauds. No Income Tax checks for Housed Criminals. Let their money help pay for their keep.

Then go onto Congressman, Senators & President, create lesser budgets for themselves, no fribulous spending. They should be made to take Obamacare what is good enough for us should be good enough for them, afterall they swear it is so much better, I don't want to pay for their Cadillac Policies, No more lifetime benefits. What makes them anymore important than us, its just a job difference w/ an inflatable incomes they have, No more voting on raises for themselves.

Lastly, STOP ALL FOREIGN-AID use those proceeds to give FREE Medical Care to ALL American Citizens, then the remaining they can payback Social Security & Medicare that they borrowed w/o asking the American people, afterall we put the money there. Then start working on our Nation's debt.

I am just sick and tired of the outcome of our leaders decisions, they are not helping the Middle Class. I think they sit around and dream up things to destroy & weaken us.

Signed:
Disgusted American Citizen
 

Veerle V. (49)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:16 pm
Signed, thanks Kit.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:07 pm
Signed earlier/written/called/thanks Kit
 

tasunka m. (337)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:11 pm
Cattitude and dandelion, thanks
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:27 pm
S& N THANKS
 

Mary R. (259)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:20 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED
 

Ellen G. (345)
Friday April 12, 2013, 6:54 pm
2 sigs
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:12 am
"NO CHAINED CPI! HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY! If you want to reform Social Security, make the wealthy pay their fair share by lifting the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes."

Signed and noted. Thanks, Dandelion!
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 2:34 am
Signed gladly Kit, thanks !! And thanks Dandelion for passing this and many others along to me..! I'm glad there are a dozen different petitions all going in the same good direction..!
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:20 pm
Thanks for Signing!
Thank you for signing the petition. Your support makes our team even stronger.
 

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 8:40 am
Noted and signed.Thanks Kit.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:08 pm
Noted & signed. I have many reservations about Obamacare especially since it raises the cost by 3% which is a huge increase for those barely making it. Medicare and Medicaid should be expanded service wise and funding wise.
If you're a doctor and an undocumented alien comes into your hospital or clinic badly injured; what will you do? Will you treat them? What if it's a street person who's in serious trouble but has no medical insurance will you treat them. If you won't then that Hippocratic oath you took is as worthless as the dearth found in your soul. Expand the existing services and their mandate. Accommodations should be made for those who can't afford it for whatever reason.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:15 am
Signed
 
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