Please call you senator TODAY and tell them NO CUTS to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. These programs are under attack by the Super Committee. Call toll-free 1–866-251‑4044 to reach your elected official and let them know you stand against any cuts to these vital programs.
“Taxes are what pays for a civilized society.“
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court (1902–1932)
From the Alliance for Retired Americans:
The latest news from Capitol Hill is not good for retirees.
As the “Super Committee” approaches its Thanksgiving deadline to cut at least $1.2 trillion in federal spending, the carving knives are coming out for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
As retirees, we know that these programs are how seniors stay healthy and out of poverty. But we also know they aren’t to blame for our budget deficit. We have a deficit because of decades of sweetheart deals to Wall Street and to big corporations and too many years of not asking millionaires to pay their fair share in taxes.
A specific cut being talked about would lower the formula for Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs). This would be devastating for retirees – in fact, if this change took effect, a worker retiring this year at age 65 would lose $6,000 in benefits by age 80.
Take a minute today to stand up for today’s retirees and for all of us who still believe in the American Dream of a safe and secure retirement.