Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Social Security National Call-in Days

To reduce the federal deficit, politicians in Washington are proposing deep cuts to our Social Security benefits. We need to stop them.

As you know, Social Security doesn't have anything to do with the deficit. We must contradict that falsehood every time we hear it.

Social Security belongs to us. We pay for it in every paycheck.
Don’t let Congress cut our benefits, raise the retirement age and reduce our COLA.

Tuesday and Wednesday are National Call In Days, where the folks at Strengthen Social Security are asking us to call our US Senators and tell them:

Tell them: Hands Off Social Security! Vote YES on the Sanders-Reid Social Security Protection Amendment!

Jeanne Shaheen's DC office # is: (202) 224-2841
Kelly Ayotte's DC office # is: 202-224-3324
toll free# 1-866-251-4044

The Sanders-Reid amendment simply says:
Social Security benefits for current and future beneficiaries should not be cut and Social Security should not be privatized as part of any legislation to reduce the Federal deficit.

Social Security is not in crisis. It does not contribute to the deficit. It does do this:

In New Hampshire
Social Security provides benefits to more than 237,000 people, nearly 1 out of 5 residents (18 percent).

Social Security lifts out of poverty a total of 73,000 New Hampshire residents.

NH residents receive Social Security benefits totaling $3.1 billion per year, an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the state’s annual GDP (the total value of all goods and services produced).

With minor tweaks, Social Security is good for another seven decades, but as you know, there are those who have always hated it. They want to turn that fund over to their buccaneer buddies at Wall St. The same crew we taxpayers had to bail out a couple of years ago, after they helped break our economy.

We cannot allow this to happen! Please take a few minutes and call - and let us all know how those calls went.

This post is part of the Campaign for America's Future state blogger's network project.

1 comment:

DissedBelief said...

I e-mailed and also twittered. Interesting how un-Patriotic the GOP continue to be. They want complete and utter devastation for their citizenry, which includes high un-employment, no cushion in the form of social security and annhialation of all bargaining rights. Appears to be a form of Jihad to me.