FDL Day of Action: People Across the Country Told Congress “No Cuts to Social Security or Medicare”

By: Thursday July 21, 2011 11:09 am

I was one of 2700 people who pledged to visit  members of congress on July 19 and let them know I won’t vote for anyone who votes to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits. I went to Capitol Hill and visited some 40 offices with FDL readers weedpicker and Noel Q, who acted as cameraman. I gave each office a copy of our handout on Social Security and Medicare (PDF), and told them that 50,000 people had pledged not to vote for anyone who voted to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

I also let them know that “benefit cut” also included voting for a Chained CPI, raising the retirement age, or the creation of any kind of commission with the ability to write legislation that would bypass normal Congressional procedure (aka Catfood II).

I Visited Over 40 Congressional Offices Today to Say: No Support For Anyone Who Votes for Social Security and Medicare Cuts

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 11:02 am

I was one of the 2700 people who pledged to go to the office of their member of congress and let them know that if they support cuts to Social Security or Medicare, we won’t support them in the next election. And moreover, that “supporting cuts” meant voting for the creation of any committee with the power to make recommendations that would be given an up-or-down vote in Congress, bypassing regular procedure (Catfood II).

To Congressional Staffers: Hire Yourselves Some Help And Give Yourselves A Raise

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 12:14 pm

Lobbyists run Washington, DC. One part of the problem is that money is the mother’s milk of politics in this country, and politicians need to spend half their day fund raising. The other big problem is that there is no one in town besides lobbyists capable of running Washington. Congressional offices are dangerously understaffed and [...]

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