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December 2, 2010

Look Out For The Nurses

Filed under: Social Security — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:47 am

Nurses across America are objecting to the Deficit (Catfood) Commission’s scheme to extend the Social Security retirement age to 69 or so.  That age may make sense for some deskbound paperpusher, but it will be extremely hard on teachers of young children and people who work with their muscles.  And the nurses do that! Paste the link to your browser.

http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/alliances/2010-12-02-02-57-59-alliances.php

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October 22, 2010

The British Budget Cuts And Our Security

Pay close attention to what’s going on in the UK.  The relatively puny cuts in military budgets there will mean larger cuts in domestic programs, and if the Republicans win on November 2, we can expect attacks on Social Security here. And even if the GOP doesn’t win, the Catfood Commission will probably avoid military cuts and endorse cuts to Social Security.  We need the 25% solution. Paul Krugman today in the Times (www.nytimes.com) also talks about the Brits misguided program which seems to be getting its advice directly from Andrew Mellon.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/britains-budget-cuts—wi_b_771570.html?ref=email_share

October 16, 2010

Tell The Catfood Commission What You Think

The President’s Deficit Commission (popularly known as the Catfood Commission)  has been hearing from organizations and experts since April.  Now, as they begin their deliberations, they need to hear from all of us:

1.  Don’t extend the tax breaks for the wealthiest households.  These tax cuts were the largest contributor to the deficits that accumulated between 2001 and 2007.  Not extending them will save $1 trillion over the next 10 years,

2.  Cut Pentagon spending substantially.  This is the “25% solution.”  Use the recommendations of the Sustainable Defense Task Force to bring Pentagon spending in line with what our nation actually needs and can afford.

3.  Invest in programs that create jobs, assist those hardest hit by the recession, and take care of our elders – on whose shoulders we stand – and children – who will create our future.

Do not try to the cut the deficit by cutting social security and medicare.

Tell your neighbors how you feel, and tell the Commission.  E-mail them at commission@fc.eop.gov.