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An email from my US senator, Sherrod Brown

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I’m actually a registered Democrat, so I get stuff like this all the time.

As the budget debate heats up in Washington, some politicians are threatening to eliminate programs that are critical to older Americans: Social Security and Medicare. 

While I strongly support efforts to reduce the deficit, I don’t believe we should balance the budget on the backs of American seniors. 

Does this mean that you voted for Pat Toomey’s balanced budget plan which doesn’t try to change Social Security or Medicare?  No, you voted against it you two-faced viper.  You aren’t pro-senior, you’re pro-debt.

What do you think?

I think that since their grandkids are too young to vote, you’ve decided to screw them instead.

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would dismantle Medicare as we know it…

Yes they did, in 2010.  It’s called the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”, a.k.a Obamacare. Did you not notice that vast amounts of money that were slated for Medicare are being diverted to this new entitlement program? I did.

… and open the door to unprecedented cuts to Social Security.

Which is also broke.

Please take my survey to share your thoughts about the future of Medicare, Social Security, and the federal budget.

Your opinion will help me review deficit reduction proposals in the Senate. Already, I’m getting my Senate colleagues on the record. Nearly 50 Senators have signed my letter opposing the privatization of Medicare through a voucher system that would limit medical care for seniors.

As opposed to letting the program collapse under its own weight in eight years, which is where we are without it.

I’ve also introduced a bill that would require Members of Congress to walk in the same shoes as working Americans by directly tying the age at which Members of Congress can collect their retirement benefits to the Social Security retirement age for the American people.

That’s nice.  How about a meaningful gesture, like making them get their own health insurance too?  Or better yet, how about you Democrats actually come up with a budget, instead of incessantly demagoguing those trying to fix your mess for you.

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Written by BornLib

June 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Posted in Economics, Liberalism

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