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Hands off Social Security and Medicare, End The Wars and Tax The Wealthy Instead
[110907:123112] c.m., Buffalo, NY
Social Security and Medicare are not part of the problem Congress' greed is. So hands off leave these programs alone.
[093515:022212] T.R., Redford, MI
We supposedly have a 2.5 trillion dollar surplus in social security at present. Unfortunately most of that has been borrowed against by our congress. This is my money that I have put into this fund and now congress wants to tell me I can't have it so they can pay for wars and tax cuts for the wealthy? Ridiculous! I won't stand for it and will not vote for anyone who tries to take it away. They are traitors to the American people as far as I'm concerned! I will be watching you!
[152413:021312] S.G., Caldwell, NJ
We all (working people) pay our share into social
security. It's our money! It should be illegal for
any government agency to dip their hands into it.
[121845:012112] D.D., Oak Park, IL
Dear President Obama, Congress, The Supreme Court, and the News Media,
I agree with every paragraph outlined in the flyer above as it is morally and ethically the right things for us to be focused on as a citizenry, not just here in our Own Country, but for those other 192 (or so) nations as well. Isn't part of our Nation's Fabric this notion of ourselves as that "Shining City on the Hill"? Historically, more often than not We The United States set a very good example. And, I know we did so under President Reagan, Iran-Contra and Super Conservatism aside, we certainly did under the First President Bush as well, but Particularly under President Clinton. The reason I know this is that I spent a 20-year military career from 1979 - 2001 and under President Clinton our Foreign Polcy was "Deterrence". It was effective. We had a mostly positive standing in the world under President Clinton. As well, our military beginning in the late 70s became the most highly trained and the most professional armed forces in the world. And, we were not at war and invading countries during most of that time. Now, everything has changed.
What's happed to Us as a Nation?
We look to You, the Government made up of the Three Branches, to Manage the Day-to-Day ongoing operations and managing of our country and by extension expect You to respect the interconnectedness that we all have on this planet and our impact we make on the rest of the World. It's an awesome responsibility. And, Y'all have been side-tracked. Please re-focus on it.
Donise L. Davis
United States Citizen
[171340:122511] F.I., Odessa, TX
Social Security Trust Fund has been ripped off,therefore, a crime has been committed and all involved in miss using the funds are to go to prison for fraud.
[052417:121711] A.D., Richmond, TX
PEOPLE WAKE UP, WE ARE THE POWER. VOTE VOTE VOTE
HOW CAN WE ALLOW THE SELF APPOINTED CHOSEN FEW TAKE FROM US WHAT WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR SO MANY YEARS. SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE,MEDICAL WE PAID FOR IT. WE DESERVE IT. IT HAS BEEN PAID BY US.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
[212128:120511] B.C., Inglewood, CA
End the trillion dollar and devastating wars in Afganistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and make wealthiest pay their fair share in taxes! That's the only way the economic crisis can be solved!
[045537:112911] J.Z., New Paltz, NY
[210714:112711] C.S., Midlothian, IL
read and act on this. If you do not comply you will be looking for a new job next election. Believe me we are all disgusted and angry and will be there to vote.
[192918:112711] B.D., Forestville, CA
I feel that our country's priorities are not in order. We do have money to take care of people, but we don't have money to wage war and occupy countries with our military around the world. We have money for retirement and health care. We don't have money to keep wealthy people and corporations from paying taxes.
[083230:112711] M.S., Fort Lauderdale, FL
THINK! Cutting the budget increases unemployment.
Keep your hands OFF Social Security and Medicare. Don't cut them, don't "reform" them, don't means-test them. If you mist change something, repeal the absurd taxation of Social Security and make Medicare a single payer program for all Americans.
[184158:112611] e.s., Mahwah, NJ
We are the 99%. Do not touch medicare, social security and the middle class.
[125458:112611] G.B., Brooklyn, NY
I am your constituent from the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York.
[194010:112511] H.H., Spokane, WA
The idea that unites all Citizens of the US is that we care about each other and are willing to make committments to do just that. And that is what Social Security and Medicare For All have in common, we care about the commons. Special interest corporation, too big to care, must be de-chartered when their distraction from our common purpose undermines their contribution to the commons. I say, maintain our contribution to Social Security and Medicare For All, as the basis for our ongoing cultivation of Culture in our society. Share The Wealth, Insure That Basic Needs Are Met, and provide for those who wish to excel in their chosen fields.
[185015:112511] e.g., Saginaw, MI
It is simply despicable that anybody is even talking about chopping down Social Security and Medicare, when the whole, entire cause of our current budgetary mess consists of endless foreign wars of aggression and more and more tax breaks for those who least need it. Some of the things they have thrown out in all seriousness, like cutting funds for preventive care, are utter policy lunacy. Every dollar cut from preventive care now can only cost much more in medical costs in the future. They are even talking about decimating what are called "durable medical equipment" funds. In other words, take the crutches away from Grandma and wheelchairs from the handicapped. I find it harder and harder to control my vocabulary when I talk to my friends about these issues
[070653:112511] L.M., Bearsville, NY
The government denounces genocide in other countries. Yet, the thought of cutting social security and medicare in this country is tantamount to practicing genocide on those who rely upon it exclusively. Cutting wasteful military spending from the bloated Pentagon budget (i.e. ending the occupation of two countries, outsourcing of jobs that are pefectly capable of being performed cheaply by military personnel, etc.) and raising taxes on the very and super-rich would both provide enough money to save not only social security but a whole host of other important social programs. There has been much talk of making sacrifices but these two sectors apparently consider themselves exempt. Also, ending the insane subsidies to oil and big agriculture and taxing large corporations that have been unfairly been getting tax refunds through loopholes in the law should provide more than enough money for the much needed rebuilding of our infrastructure. Please follow through and stand firm against any attacks on those who can least afford to lose these social nets.
[070046:112511] W.H., Palm Coast, FL
Representatives of the Republican Party have shirked their responsibilities and have made a sham out of our government. Never before has that party repeatedly voted en masse to block everything put before them. Their use of the filibuster is unconscionable and support of this archaic practice by the Democrats is shameful.
[042752:112511] M.M., Norwalk, CT
Do what is in the best interest of the whole country, not just the top 1%
[235610:112411] J.V., Boulder, CO
I can understand the need to control the growth of spending on Social Security and Medicare. However, any spending cuts for human services need to be balanced by higher taxes on the wealthy, spending less on defense, eliminating subsidies for oil companies and agribusiness, and eliminating tax breaks for the wealthy.
[175948:112311] A.C., Harrisburg, PA
Hands off Social Security and Medicare. Tax the "protected class"/the 1%. Nothing more needs to be said. Thank you for your support.
[140835:112311] R.C., Warwick, NY
Every day the US spends billions of dollars in fighting in wars that have no purpose except of course to make the 1% richer.
It's about time we redirect our tax dollars to helping the 99% Americans.
[135310:112211] E.M., Thousand Oaks, CA
I believe it is time that all persons who have been elected by the citizens of America learn to look beyond the ends of their noses, toward the future of America as a leader in the world. If we do not have a healthy population, that will cost the country and the rich heavily. If we do not have a working population, that is costing the rich and the country heavily. If the population is not healthy and gainfully employed, they have health costs they cannot pay, and cannot purchase any thing, and cannot invest in anything. The previous statement should alert politicians and the rich to a possible miserable future. I believe that if America falls, so do the "ruling classes". Other countries have their own "ruling classes" who have no reason to share with anyone else. If the politicians and the wealthy don't understand supporting, plowing profits back into their businesses, having healthy working people who make purchases and investments -- they deserve what's coming down the road for them. We the people do not. How about you all standing up for America? Do not mess with Social Security and Medicare, and put this country back to work.
Thank for your consideration and remember, people talk, and vote.
[114733:112211] C.W., Munster, IN
The mismanaged and unpaid for wars, Bush Cheney Rumsfeld idiocy, and the upper income tax breaks are tantamount to a declaration of war upon the middle class.
[160459:112111] K.W., Tacoma, WA
This is so wrong I vote think about that !
[132652:112111] J.C., Osseo, MN
Save money by denying the wealthy like John McCain from receiving social security checks, and fulfill your responsibility to those who need it, and have paid into it all their working lives.