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Kit
- 486 days ago - action.ourfuture.org
Join Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 people in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security. With corporations cutting worker pensions, Americans rely on Social Security more than ever. Congress should expand Social Security --



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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:25 am
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Join Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 people in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security.

Senators Harkin and Begich have proposed legislation that would:

•Increase cost of living adjustments (COLAs), not decrease them. Instead of cutting benefits through a Chained CPI formula, Senators Harkin and Begich have proposed using a benefit formula designed specifically to take into account seniors’ rising living expenses such as healthcare, food, and housing.

•Increase Social Security benefits for almost all recipients by approximately $70 per month, or $800 a year. Senator Harkin’s bill would reform the benefit formula for all beneficiaries, but target those most in need. This would result in an across the board benefit increase, with the most going to those in the lower and middle classes.

•Ensure that the wealthy are paying their fair share into Social Security. Currently, Americans are only paying Social Security payroll taxes on their first $113,700. That means that Wall Street CEOs are not paying the same rate as the rest of us. By lifting the payroll tax cap on Social Security, we can extend the life of Social Security for decades to come while expanding benefits.

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Please sign and share. -- Thank you.
 

Bill K. (14)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:28 am
Social Security is one of government's big successes. Expand it.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:00 am
S+S-thx Kit
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:44 am

Exactly - Social Security like Medicare is a big success and allows our seniors some measure of peace and health care in the rusty golden years. Only fools and hacks condemn or want to de-fund the single most important social program ever devised for Americans. Tell Congress to keep their sticky nasty fingers out of Social Security. Please sign and share.

No Chained CPI, no privatization - Keep your hands off Social Security!!!
 

Nicole W. (645)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:29 am
Thank you for standing with Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 others in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security. ~ ty Kit
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:29 am
S&N
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:51 am
All for it, of course - it makes economic sense to me. Absolutely signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:05 am
Done, thanks Kit.
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:20 am
Done!
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:36 am
Well, I would like them to also pay back what they have stolen from it since it was passed into law which would go a long way toward fixing things all by itself. Funny how they forget to mention it is the Congress' fault things look gloomy, their own greed and inability to actually require the wealthy to pay taxes so instead they steal from the SS fund. And pretend they don't know it ever happened. Liars and thieves there are as many in Congress as there are millionaires.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:12 am
Signed- Thanks,

Honestly, I grew up hearing that we'd have to save for our own retirement, that we shouldn't expect Social Security. My parents saved IRAs, pensions, 401ks, and whatever they could. There retirement income is higher then my income and despite my own savings in all those fun-filled 403bs and 401ks, I am not sure I will ever be able to retire. Without SS, that won't be happening. And that is very sad- it is not just me.
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:44 am
Thank you for standing with Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 others in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:46 am
already signed earlier, thx Kit. Sadly we know Boehner and his gang would rather shut down the govt. than moving one inch on this issue.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:47 am
Have already signed but appreciate that you are promoting it.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:52 am

A SUMMARY OF THE 2013 ANNUAL REPORTS - Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/trsum/
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:25 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:28 pm
Signed previously but it may have taken it again,
 

Sascha Harper (299)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:17 pm
signed, noted
 

James Maynard (68)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:00 pm
Signed, noted and agree with Gene that they
need to pay back what they've already stolen
from the fund.
 

Dianna M. (16)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:03 pm
I have this image in my head, fat-cat bankers slavering over the thought of getting their grubby hands on all that money . . . I need some kind of scrubby-tool for my brain.

Signed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:10 pm
Most definitely signed. Thanks Kit.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:18 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Kit
 

Sheila D. (26)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:21 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit. I've always paid into Social Security. Towards the end of my career with the government I was informed that SS would be considered part of my retirement. Now they want to cut that, too. Guess they want us to go back to the time before the '40's when the elderly were taken care of by their children or the churches, if they had children or went to church. Those who didn't just died. Of course, when you have lots of money, as most of these Congressmen/women do, then it's just so hard to understand why everyone else doesn't have lots of money, too (sarcasm intended).
 

Dave C. (227)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
signed, thanks.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:44 pm
Thanks Kit--signed and sent.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:50 pm
gladly signed
 

Vicky P. (466)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:50 pm
Noted and signed
 

Judy C. (101)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:26 pm
The elites would probably be glad if people who need Social Security would just drop dead. It looks like they may succeed. As older people are unable to retire, there are even fewer jobs for the younger people who are coming up. Social Security definitely needs to expand, because looking at the facts and not the standard right-wing lie and myths, The conclusion is clear that Social Security is an excellent program. Thanks, Kit.
 

Judy C. (101)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:28 pm
And I signed. I'm in a mood for a tirade or two today. :-)
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:30 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Kit.
 

karen n. (57)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:32 pm
signed and noted
 

Mandi T. (431)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thank you for standing with Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 others in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security.
 

Alicia B. (58)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:07 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Diane K. (132)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:09 pm
Signed. thx Kit!
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:37 pm
FDR and co--creators of social security--would be turning in their graves at what's being done to their legacy! No excuse can justify robbing the older generation to pay for unnecessary wars that only kill the younger generation and make our country enemies.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:45 pm
Signed and noted.
I like Gene's point about the money "borrowed" from SS. One also has to recognize that if the ceiling on SS taxes were raised, and more money came into the system,which would then result in saving, and/or expanding SS, that money would go towards people having more money available for purchases. This would, in turn, help the economy and the short-sighted FOOLS who are the wealthy entrepreneurs.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:51 pm
Just noticed Jeremy S.'s comment: Destroying FDR's entire New Deal is JUST what the conservatives want. They want to have untrammeled control of the financial system, just as they had before unions, weekends off, no such thing as vacations with pay, no employer paid health care, and so on.
See "Capitalism Hits the Fan, " by Richard Wolff, an economist at MIT!
The Plutocrats' biggest wet dream would be the return of the capacity to be Robber Barons.
 

Sue H. (5)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:09 pm
Noted and absolutely signed, thanks.
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:46 pm
signed and noted. You don't build a great nation by depriving the people and creating poverty and deprivation.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:49 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Kit.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:43 am
Already signed -thanks for putting it up
 

Katie D. (112)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 7:44 am
Signed * YES THE FUND NEEDS TO BE PAID BACK FOR WHAT WAS TAKEN OUT!
IT WAS OURS! THE WORKING PEOPLE! NOT FOR LOANS OR BE USED IN ANY WAY FOR OTHER PURPOSES!
 

Sandra K. Walker (91)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:41 am
To me Social Security has been a blessing.I would have probably been out on the streets.I lost my home after a bad 27 year marriage.A battle in the court room,which he got what he wanted.He knew every cop in town.The home was just brought when I found out things about the x and a so called girlfriend. I kicked him out and changed the locks on the doors and called the police if he showed up drunk trying to get in.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:45 pm
Kit, thanks for this petition. The cap needs to be removed from the SS tax. If that should happen the poor and middle class will have less taken out of their paychecks. That would mean a better standard of living for the workers and for those who receive SS.
 

Jo S. (533)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:57 pm
Kit thank you so much for this, we can't let it happen to use noted, signed& shared.
Thank you so much Kit!!!!!
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:45 pm
signed earlier--thanks for gathering more signatures Kit!
 

Charlie Rush (67)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:14 pm
Without a doubt, I can tell you exactly what should be cut.
It's 'high' time, our Congress people's salaries, and perks were cut, deeply.
Let's start with their health care and extravagant pensions.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:23 pm
signed!
 

Beverly M. (90)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Kit!
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:40 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 12:16 am
Signed and shared in private email. Noted.
 

Hugo L. (264)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:55 am
Noted & signed, thanks Kit
 

Monica T. (294)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:50 am
Expand, don’t cut, Social Security!
Thank you for standing with Senators Harkin and Begich and over 300,000 others in demanding that Congress expand, not cut, Social Security.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:47 pm
Signed.
 
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