[Local_activists] KUCINICH:W.H. Now Conceals Plan to Cut Social Security

Wanda Ballentine wsb70 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 29 09:00:54 PDT 2011



Subject: KUCINICH:W.H. Now Conceals Plan to Cut Social Security

See short statement by Rep.Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) below. CONTACT YOUR 
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND SENATORS. ALSO:call President Obama and tell 
him to BE A LEADER, use the Fourteenth Amendment and RAISE THE DEBT 
CEILING NOW:
202-456-2424

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement:

"<http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/22/remarks-president>Last 
Friday, the President told the nation that he offered a plan that 
would cut $650 billion from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. 
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/25/address-president-nation>Last 
night in his address to the nation, the President didn't want to 
'bore' Americans with the details of his plan but threatened that 
Congress must accept a deal on the debt ceiling or seniors face the 
possibility that Social Security checks won't go out.

"Curiously, the President didn't explain in his primetime address to 
the nation that 'the deal' he has been advocating 
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/22/remarks-president>cuts 
Social Security benefits and pushes back the retirement age. These 
changes are unwarranted and indefensible.

"Social Security is 100% wholly funded up to the year 2036 without 
any changes whatsoever.  It has no place in the debt ceiling debate 
at all.  Furthermore, it is not the government's money but the money 
of the workers who have paid into the program their entire lives.

"Threatening the withholding of Social Security checks to advance an 
agenda that includes cutting Social Security benefits is not 
befitting of the Democratic Party, it is not fair to the American 
people, and it represents a sellout of the interests of seniors.

"I want to be supportive of the President.  It would be easier to be 
supportive if the President's candor matched the level of his eloquence."

<http://kucinich.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=253837>http://kucinich.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=253837


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