send an email to President Obama urging him to take Social Security cuts off
the table in fiscal showdown negotiations.
In his most recent attempt to strike a deal with Republicans, President Obama has proposed new cuts to Social Security by switching to the chained consumer price index, which would reduce benefits for current and future recipients of the program, with benefits shrinking further over time.
This proposed benefit cut goes against previous statements from the White House which indicated that Social Security cuts would not be part of negotiations because Social Security is not the cause of or solution to our budget woes. On November 26, 2012, White House spokesperson Jay Carney stated, “Social Security is not currently a driver of the deficit. That's an economic fact.”
Cutting Social Security benefits for millions of vulnerable Americans is not an acceptable compromise and does not address economic problems.
Please, send an email to President Obama asking him to drop his proposed cuts to Social Security.
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos