October 01, 2013

Don’t let partisan hostage-taking erode our earned benefits.

Today’s government shutdown by Republicans turns Americans, including seniors, into hostages.

Despite the fact that health care reform was voted on in Congress, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, and also ratified once again by the American people in the 2012 elections, Republicans have decided to take our government – and seniors – hostage and shut down the government over it.

Now, more than ever, it is critically important that we stand firm against these hostage-taking tactics, and not allow unreasonable, partisan demands to erode the Social Security and Medicare benefits that Americans earned.Click here to join the virtual chain to expand benefits for the 99%, not cut them.

In particular, we must make sure that these hostage-taking schemes are not used to negotiate the Chained CPI formula change to seniors’ future Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, cutting their benefits. We also cannot allow Medicare costs to be shifted onto beneficiaries.

This Thursday, citizens from across the country will join with over 20 members of Congress in front of the Capitol and form a human chain against the chained CPI and all benefit cuts that ask those with the least to continue sacrificing the most. Join this effort by clicking here to join the virtual chain to expand benefits, not cut them.

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