99% Are Expected to Sacrifice Vital Healthcare
- From what I have heard, the seniors are planning civil disobedience which will result in arrests. The choice is yours: stay home and support Wall Street, or show up and support seniors. CP
http://www.iviipona.org/JASC.html - posted by the National Affairs Committee of the Independent Voters of Illinois www.iviipoNA.org
At this event, we will discuss our concerns about the impact of deep budget cuts on seniors, women & children and people with disabilities. Cuts and reductions targeting programs that disproportionately serve low income seniors, women & children and people with disabilities will have a ripple effect and make it difficult for seniors, families and communities to build economic security We will urge policymakers working on budget negotiations to place working and retired American’s circumstances and concerns at the center of their analysis and response.
Protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and HUD programs Rally & March
Monday, November 7th
10:15 am to 12:00 am
Federal Plaza, Dearborn and Adams
Info from Democracy for America:
Democrats on the so-called Super Committee are caving to Republican demands and pushing a plan that would make drastic cuts to Medicare.
This is bad policy and bad politics. Cuts like these are the worst possible way to reduce the deficit. They protect the status quo for the richest 1 percent while the 99 percent are expected to sacrifice vital healthcare that they need to survive in tough economic times like these -- and they'll hamstring Democrats running for reelection in 2012.
We've been down this road before. Republicans and some Democrats have been pushing plans to destroy Medicare and Social Security for months. We beat them then and we can beat them now with an overwhelming show of grassroots opposition to any plan that cuts Medicare.
Join me and tell Washington that this deal is Dead On Arrival.
Pledge to oppose any candidate -- Republican or Democrat - who votes for a plan that cuts Medicare and Medicaid benefits for the 99 percent.
The facts are simple: The average income of Medicare beneficiaries is about $22,000 a year. Our nation's seniors can't afford to have their benefits cut and hard-working Americans can't afford to have their eligibility for Medicare raised to 67.
As more and more people lose employer-provided health insurance, the last thing the nation's seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income children who depend on Medicaid need is for the federal government to slash these vital programs.
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid did not cause the run-up in federal deficits. We have President Bush's huge tax cuts for the top 1 percent, the unpaid costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the Great Recession caused by reckless, un-American, and potentially criminal behavior on Wall Street to thank for the mess we're in.
Washington needs to make sure those who caused this mess pay to clean it up -- not seniors, not Americans with disabilities, and certainly not low-income children who depend on Medicaid to survive.
Send a message to Washington now -- Stand against cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security or stand alone for reelection.
This is a fight we will win, if we stand up and fight. Because when we work together, we're unstoppable.
Thank you for everything you do.
Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America
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