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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supercommittee, Social Secuirty, taxes, Congess )

- 2681 days ago -
A wonderfully simple message: "Congress should reject cuts to Social Security and instead make the 1% pay their share. " The "Supercommittee" is close to recommending cuts to Social Security instead of tax increases for the richest 1%. Please sign.


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Ralph R Sutton (56)
Friday November 18, 2011, 3:14 pm
Signed and left the following comment.

"The Town Hall meetings following Ryan's attempt to turn Medicare into a voucher program should be a warning to any member of Congress that is considering cuts to Medicare or Social Security."

William K (308)
Friday November 18, 2011, 9:05 pm
They cannot keep taking the people's money (and Social Security IS the people's money - we worked for it!) in order to accumulate more of their own. Gotta raise revenue. Gotta tax the 1%.

William K (308)
Friday November 18, 2011, 9:05 pm
BTW, signed and noted.

Ellen m (215)
Friday November 18, 2011, 11:59 pm
Done..along with almost daily calls to Murray's office.
I know she knows whats right, she's served us well for years..but she damn well better not back down, or she'll need to move out of this state permanently!

Bella Fitzpatrick (280)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 7:34 am

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:05 am
Thanks! Your signature has been recorded. Sadly I can't give you another green star for this good find Myron.

What troubles me even further is that it is while we have a Democrat in the White House and a majority in the Congress that this is even being considered at this time. This is why, as an Independent voter I have felt for a long time that BOTH Parties have sold out and therefore sold us out as well.

No Jane you are not the only one, however too few have been screaming. I know for some on and off of C2 we have been working hard on issues, and now with OWS you can see there are more coming out all the time to give voice to these matters. If you haven't done so already please team up with OWS in your local area, keep up the good spirit of action you obviously have, offer things on C2 or support what others have placed on here for petitions and stories, and together we will begin to shift this sad situation to a better place.

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:21 am
Noted and shared!

Susanne R (236)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:17 am
From the article: "Congress should reject cuts to Social Security and instead make the 1% pay their share."

If they don't make this happen, I think it would be the straw that broke the camel's back! What happened to "majority rule"? Isn't 99% greater than 1%? Why aren't 99% of us being represented?

Signed and noted. Thanks for posting this!

Carole K (195)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:35 am
Signed for my husband and myself to maintain our Social Security which represents our lifeline. Our small pensions are becoming increasingly smaller as Wall Street keeps eating away at our funds & we have no recourse. Soon there will be nothing left. This is not what I thought "the Golden Years" was supposed to be like. TY Myron, for the chance to vent as I know that there are many millions of others who face the same dilemma as we do.

Gary L (138)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 1:06 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 1:20 pm
Thanks! Your signature has been recorded.
Signed, noted and posted to FB and emailed to all my contacts.

Without SS disability payments to my husband, he and I would be homeless and starving on the streets and they want to cut that lifeline. Dispicable and horrifying.

Antonio Mendes (134)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 3:02 pm
Noted. I can't sign because I don't live in U.S.A..

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 3:07 pm
Thanks for everyone's comments. I love your passion, Jane. I agree that not enough Americans are screaming about this - although I think Ralph is right, too, that they will do so if cuts are forthcoming (too late). The media has not covered the Supercommittes dealings enough, at least until recently, and still covers it as if the only issue were the phoney debt/deficit issue. On the phoniness of the debt issue, among other things:

Most local Occupy groups have their own websites, so one can just google them. Among other groups doing 99% movement activities, often with a more specific focus on issues including SSI, that one can find online there are Rebuild the Dream and Move On (sponsors of this petition, among others), Campaign for America's Future, and the somewhat more traditionally organized Progressive Change Campaign Committee ( and even the AFL-CIO. The AFL-CIO Blog and CAF newsletter are excellent sources for activist news, by the way. For AFL's account of Thursday's Senate demonstrations, see:

Finally, for a specific focus on SSI, there's Social Security Works and the Alliance of Retired Americans.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 6:43 pm
Signed, Thanks Myron.

H Nick H (1826)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:56 pm
Noted and signed. I'm so sick about these home grown terrorists that are destroying this country from within, all for the power and greed of the VERY few.


Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 2:08 am
Signed and shared on FB.

Patricia E G (52)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 5:07 am
Noted & Signed
Thank you Myron

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 6:33 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks for posting.

Arielle S (313)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 6:38 am
Signed with thanks and a note to never underestimate the power of angry older people - as William says, this is our money - we paid it. It shouldn't even be open for discussion.

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 8:14 am
signed. Thanks for the post, Myron.

Suzy F (94)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 11:25 am
Now, if we could only get those AntiGay, AntiAbortion Repubs to stop voting against their own interests. I know so many older people, those 2 issues are their entire reason for being a Republican. They don't watch the news, or read the paper, and have no clue as to current issues. Convert as many as you can!!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 12:38 pm

Shane C (3)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 12:42 pm
Signed and noted.

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 1:00 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Myron.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 1:18 pm
Gladly Signed a Highly Important issue

Barbara Chally (10)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 1:58 pm
The experienced legislators in the House of Representatives know well that cutting Social Security in any noticeable way will never be allowed. Only the pride-bloated recently elected who refuse to be informed keep demanding this stupidity, and at their peril


Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 3:38 pm
Signed. Social Security is something we have paid into and is not the cause of the deficite and should never be considered for cuts. If Social Secutity funds had not been applied to other purposes by politicians over the decades it would be in good condition.

Marco C (31)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 3:55 pm
Don't loose sight of the fact that we the constituents "givith" and we the constituents can "taketh away". Make sure EVERYONE you know that is eligible to vote gets registered NOW. I don't know if this is possible, but everyone else that is registered should have that confirmed, in writing, by the correct authority. That activity in and of itself will send an indisputable message.

Wait till that news gets into the headlines "voter registration all across the country skyrockets" "voters across the land demand confirmation of their voter eligibliity of their local election boards" " recent interest in voter eligibility swells the ranks of the board of elections members, volunteerism reaches new hights" "Americans assure that their voices will be heard" "the 99% is politically engaged, in the starting blocks and ready to go"

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 3:58 pm
Signed it and a few others. :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 3:59 pm
Done (2 sigs), thanks Myron and Dandelion for the forward

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 4:06 pm
Signed & posted to Twitter.
Thanks Myron

Charles Wallis (111)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 5:51 pm
Yes, raise the income and capital gains tax rates. But also remove the cap on payroll taxes.

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 5:59 pm
Thanks for all your comments. Charles W., my understanding is that simply removing the payroll tax cap would guarantee solvency for the foreseeable future. So, thanks for making that very important point.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 7:22 pm
Tried to sign, but US only.

MmAway M (522)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 7:39 pm
Noted and did sign -- from a forward from Dande!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 9:54 pm
Petiton signed. I also gave them a piece of my mind about even thinking of any type of cuts to the Social Security. They make us work all of our lives like slaves and have to pay into the so called great system. I told them that the cuts should be made to their high salaries and great benefits,...not ours!
Thanks Myron

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday November 20, 2011, 10:12 pm
noted and signed

Ancil S (175)
Monday November 21, 2011, 1:59 am
Signed and noted.Would like to retire in 2023 when I turn 62,if there's any money left for me to retire with.

Kenneth L (314)
Monday November 21, 2011, 5:53 am
A short excerpt from Sicko by Michael Moore:

Holly Lawrence (430)
Monday November 21, 2011, 2:18 pm

Charlene Rush (2)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 9:09 pm
Whenever I hear Tea Party Republicans telling us that they want less government, which of course, is a lie, the first jobs to go, should be theirs.
The GOP does not want less government; they want less liberal government.
In fact, they want MORE government, more personal government intervention in our lives.j

It's time to call them on their lies.
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