[Local_activists] KUCINICH:W.H. Now Conceals Plan to Cut Social Security
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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
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement:
Friday, the President told the nation that he offered a plan that
would cut $650 billion from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
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
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."
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