Congress In Secret Talks To Chop Social Security And Medicare To Avoid Apocalyptic Debt Default

Social Security, Medicare & Public Education Now on the U.S. Government Chopping Block As Secret Deals are Made by President Obama & Members of the U.S. Congress In An Attempt To Avoid An Apocalyptic Debt Default.

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President Obama and a “Gang of Six” members of the U.S. House and Senate have placed Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the chopping block in secret, ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. In these secret negotiations, far away from public enlightenment or debate, deals are being cooked-up to undermine, cut or privatize these important and highly beneficial programs. With a vote on the impending national debt ceiling deadline these programs may be cut at any time in the next few days. If you’re concerned about how this will affect your situation, when it comes to applying for social security, you can get in contact with Crest SSD and see how they would best recommend you go about the application process.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate several times this week. We can support his efforts to protect these vital programs by contacting our elected officials.

His Speech on Social Security and Medicare is on this link:
http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/content/bernie-sanders

Take Action Today to Stop immediate cuts to these programs. According to several members of congress the cuts to these programs will begin this year after proposed changes are made to the CPI Consumer Price Index so that no cost of living increases will be made to recipients, only cuts.

(The Toll Free Number for any member of the U.S. House or Senate is: (1866) 220-0044)

The Agriculture Defense coalition writes:

SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE ALERT – 2011
There are currently seventeen bills pending in either the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate that are related to changes in Social Security. This staggering number of Social Security bills, now being considered in various committees, where amendments will be added or the bills changed, shows how determined many elected officials are in either privatizing or killing two of the most beneficial programs to protect the public ever created (with the exception of the U.S. EPA and our Clear Air and Water Act Laws).

President Obama and members of the U.S. House and Senate have placed Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block in ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. In these secret negotiations, far away from public enlightenment or debate, deals are being cooked-up to undermine, cut or privatize these important and highly beneficial programs.

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The drumbeat has been increasing since 2010, to undermine Social Security and Medicare. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been leading the charge since 2007, to make critical changes to these programs claiming that these programs are the key to solving our financial deficit. Chairman Bernanke and President Obama took the first steps in this direction when they gave a tax holiday in December 2010, to those making Social Security tax payments, in a tax deal with Republicans.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke for over 8 hours on the floor of the U.S. Senate and outlined the problems faced with the passage of the tax cut bill for “millionaires and billionaires”, which passed on December 17, 2010, and has now been signed into law by President Obama. (See his U.S. Senate speech below.)

Social Security and Medicare are high on the list of President Obama’s Debt Commission list of recommendations for several cuts as well. All of these recommendations will be at the forefront of U.S. Congressional Actions in 2011. President Obama should not be trusted to protect Social Security in the future because he allowed for its undermining in his tax giveaway to the very rich in December 2010. Our only protection for Social Security and Medicare will be by the people taking action in 2011, to protect these programs.

Instead of making recommendations about funding the U.S. War that continues in Iraq, where 50,000+/- troops are to remain indefinitely, along with thousands of private contractors, and other U.S. employees, the commission seems to be only interested in undermining Social Security and Medicare. With escalating wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan escalating the national debt by $Billions each month along with Pentagon spending, the President’s commission seems unwilling to tackle these costs

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