Run, don't walk, to your Senators' and Rep's district office and tell them NO
WASHINGTON — President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.
You can find the location of their district office on their website. We need people to actually make physical visits and tell their staff that we paid for our benefits and we want to receive them. Tell them we don't give a damn about the deficit or any deal, we need our retirement and health care. Physical visits to an office are the gold standard in lobbying and we need a river of people to let them know that social security really is the third rail of American politics.
Jackie Calmes still has not caught on to Obama's con:
The administration’s hope is to create cracks in Republicans’ antitax resistance, especially in the Senate, as constituents complain about the across-the-board cuts in military and domestic programs that took effect March 1.
Mr. Obama’s proposed deficit reduction would replace those cuts. And if Republicans continue to resist the president, the White House believes that most Americans will blame them for the fiscal paralysis.
Since the beginning of his presidency Obama has been attacking social security. He wants to cut it and blame the Republicans. That has been the plan from the very beginning.
Joshua Micah Marshall is still drinking the Kool Aide:
Second, on the politics, President Obama and his advisors have made clear this isn’t what President Obama is actually for. He doesn’t think it’s a good idea.
Reminder to Marshall and his fellow Kool Aide drinkers, Obama has been attacking social security since 2006. He is University of Chicago shock doctrine disaster capitalism enemy of the 99%.