The outrage is justified. President Obama wants to cut Social Security benefits. And Medicare benefits.
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While billions go to military spending every day, Democratic leaders are now pushing to cut the basic, precious safety net that protects vast numbers of Americans.
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Switching to a chained-CPI calculation for Social Security cost of living adjustments "would immediately begin to cut benefits and would continue to do so year after year," economist Dean Baker points out.
We've got to be absolutely clear with members of Congress. Voting for such a change would be an unforgivable assault on Social Security. As Baker explains: "For an average worker retiring at the age of 65, this would amount to a cut of $650 a year by age 75. At age 85, this would be a cut of $1,130 a year."
Send an unambiguous message to your representative and senators: If you vote to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, I will oppose your re-election.
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Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, April 5, 2013: "The Chained CPI: a Cut to Social Security Benefits"
Robert Reich, Truthout, April 10, 2013: "The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree"