House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
235 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4965
Dear Nancy Pelosi,
No cuts to Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid please.
No how, No way, Not ever!
There is a perfectly good Progressive budget out (I
understand the republican house won’t pass it, but why is it
never mentioned at all?). I would urge you to tout that budget
at every opportunity.
If President Obama has his way and is the first Democrat
to cut our entitlements (they are called entitlements because
we already PAID for them, and we are ENTITLED to them),
the Democrat brand will be degraded to the point that I will
agree with the Villagers: the parties are both the same, and to
bother getting up and going out to vote for the dems anymore
is not only useless, but asinine.
Social Security should be using a CPI that takes into account
all the money we pay for medical care. I am 60, and I now
pay a cool thousand dollars a month for health insurance. By
the time I am old enough for Medicare, I will have spent
enough to buy a house on the last five years of health
insurance. I am currently unemployed, and if I were
unmarried and was dependent upon my savings and
unemployment insurance, I would be unable to go to the
doctor despite my gold and diamond encrusted insurance
policy, because I would be unable to pay Copay/deductible.
Medicare would be strengthened by allowing people younger
than 65 to buy their way in. It would cost me half what I pay
now to buy into Medicare, and I’d probably get better care for
my money. That would leave me with the wherewithal to
afford the Copay/deductible, and still leave some extra
spending power that could do a little bit toward reviving
the economy, rather than watch my money disappear into
the bank account of the money grubbing president of the
Our economy would be better off if we expanded Social
Security, rather than cutting it. It would stimulate our
economy, if we let some people in their early sixties
retire and let the youngers have their jobs. Businesses
would profit from paying less for the same or better
work, the economy would benefit from lower unemployment,
the youngers would benefit from having the job. The govern-
ment would not be paying out much more, and the stimulus
would end up paying for itself.
Enter the chained CPI – that which says that if our elders
cannot afford chicken, they can eat chicken cat food,
(Mmmmmm, Fancy Feast Chicken and Liver) and we all
should take advantage of that when we are making out
their social security checks.
Moreover, if the President insists on making a deal that cuts
Social Security and Medicare, even (or especially with the
chained CPI) I for one am ready to chain myself
White house fence to stop that.
Please let President Obama know, since he reportedly does
not read his own email anymore, that if he does go with the
chained CPI, there’ll be a -storm, and it will not smell very
nice from where he sits. He may not ever again need to win
an election or depend on the trust of the Democratic party’s
rank and file, but the rest of you in Washington DC
will and do.
Thank you for making sure that there are NO cuts to Medicare
and Social Security.
No cuts – NO how. NO way. NOT ever.
Any prosperous, civilized country should have a robust social
safety net; and we are the most prosperous, if not the most
civilized country in this world.
Voting Democrat since 1970