Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Stop The Assault on Social Security !

Social Security, Put in Jeopardy by Republican Party !

Last week, the House/congress passed a Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) that included devastating cuts to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Under the Continuing Resolution, $1.7 billion would be cut from the SSA budget in 2011. Such a drastic reduction in funding could result in workers being furloughed for up to 1 month over the next seven months. Without these workers, up to 400,000 people will have their applications for retirement, survivors and Medicare benefits significantly delayed. Social Security office doors may be temporarily closed, a backlog of cases will pile up, and retirees’ hard earned benefits could be delayed. You should know that these cuts are nothing but cutting for cutting’s sake. Social Security doesn’t add a penny to the deficit. In fact, it’s entirely funded by workers' contributions. The money you contributed to Social Security pays not only for your benefits, but for the Social Security Administration’s work keeping track of your earnings, so that you get the benefits you earned. It’s up to the U.S. Senate to keep Social Security’s doors open for business. They can do this by stopping the House-Passed budget that would cut the Social Security Administration’s funding by $1.7 billion this year. Senators will decide on the SSA cuts over the next two weeks.
What you can do to protect Social Security :
***Please call your two U.S. Senators today. Call 1-888-340-6518 and ask for your Senator by name. When you are connected to the Senator’s office, leave your important message. Then, call back and ask for your other Senator.

Tell the person who answers the phone:

I am a voter/constituent living in [your state]. I am calling to urge my Senator to:

1. Vote “NO” on any budget cuts for the Social Security Administration.

2. Social Security does not contribute to the deficit; it should not be cut to reduce the deficit.
3. Social Security Administration cuts will hurt thousands of American workers and retirees. Social Security offices may be temporarily closed, a backlog of cases will pile up, and retirees’ hard earned benefits could be delayed.

Please take the time for this very important effort today. This is for all of us who depend on Social Security.

Please call Today: 1-888-340-6518.

Thanks for fighting to Strengthen and Protect Social Security.

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