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Now that Democratic Majority Whip Dick Durbin has said that Social Security doesn't add a penny to the deficit and has basically joined Majority Leader Harry Reid's call to "not mess with Social Security", it is vital for the middle class for President Obama to publicly say that Social Security is off the table.   We also need a public commitment from the President that the promise of our earned benefit Medicare will not be broken, and that he will not accept raising the eligibility age nor any cuts to beneficiaries.   It would be nice to hear him talk about Medicare being able to negotiate for drug prices to cut costs but it is more important that the Fix the Debt confidence men do not get their way.   It's time that we stuff the fact that our earned benefits Social Security and Medicare are not going to up to the whim of gluttonous, self-important Villagers who make a living by brown-nosing Wall Street and K Street.   And we need to let the President know that Medicaid is a crucial part of the safety net and those protected by the safety net have sacrificed enough for this country.   It's time that Wall Street to pay to fix the mess that they made.

K.I.S.S(Keep It Super Simple) Talking Points
  • Cutting earned benefits was not why I voted for Obama.   Romney/Ryan were clear that they wanted to, so I didn't vote for them.  
  • The President needs to make a public statement that Social Security is off the table for the fiscal slope.  I want to know that he'll veto anything that cuts Social Security benefits.   A Chained CPI is a benefit cut.   I don't want President Obama to be remembered as "the President who destroyed the promise of Social Security".  
  •  The President has to make a red line on the earned benefit Medicare.   No benefit cuts to Medicare period.   Veto any benefit cuts to Medicare.   Raising the eligibility age is a cruel thing and it is a benefit cut.
  •  The President should make clear that Medicaid is not on the table either.   The working poor and the Middle Class have sacrificed enough in the last four years.   Wall Street trashed the hotel room, and now they have to pay for it.
  • I support the President's $1.6 Trillion plan to make the wealthiest pay their fair share.  I will back up the President 100% on this
  • Be sure to thank the White House for listening to your concerns

White House Contact Page
Phone Numbers

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

TTY/TTD

Comments: 202-456-6213
Visitor's Office: 202-456-2121

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Let's make sure that we use the correct frame for the Big 3.  They are Earned Benefits because we pay into them and we have earned them when we retire.   Let's make sure that it's understood that Wall Street acts Entitled when they don't want to pay for the cost of what the Great Recession did to this country.   They trashed the hotel room, and they need to pay the bill.   I would also love for people to call the Villagers "leeches" or some other parasitic name for the nature of their true function in Washington and that they gave up their right to be respected as journalists a long time ago.

For the phone numbers and e-mail of the Gang Of Eight, check this previous diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

For Patty Murray's(who will be the next Budget chair) phone numbers and e-mail form, check this diary:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

And to find your Congresscritter:
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(202) 224-3121 is the Switchboard number for the Congress so you can reach your Senator through that number too.

Originally posted to pistolSO on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:19 AM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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