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Petitioning Representative Paul Ryan and 1 other

Tell House Republicans: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare


Congressional Republicans haven't done a single thing to create jobs or address our challenging economy since taking power in January.

Instead, Speaker John Boehner and Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan have cooked up a radical scheme to cut the Social Security and Medicare that hardworking seniors have earned.

The Republicans' reckless privatization scheme will jeopardize health care for 47 million American seniors and people with disabilities, and we must do whatever it takes to protect this critical safety net.

Social Security and Medicare belong to the people who worked their whole life to pay into the system. It's not the government's piggybank to balance the budget on the backs of seniors.

Seniors, our children, and grandchildren deserve better than an extreme plan that will take away seniors' basic benefits.

Take action today -- tell Speaker Boehner and Chairman Ryan to keep their hands of Social Security and Medicare!

Letter to
Representative Paul Ryan
Representative John Boehner
I am writing to express my deep concern about Speaker John Boehner and Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's radical proposal of cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits hardworking seniors have earned.

This reckless privatization scheme, which will jeopardize health care for 47 million American seniors and people with disabilities, is an insult to every hardworking American who has paid into Social Security and Medicare. Especially in these challenging times, when retired Americans rely on their monthly Social Security checks and Medicare benefits, you must do whatever it takes to protect this critical safety net.

Social Security and Medicare belong to the people who worked their whole life to pay into the system. It's not the government's piggybank to balance the budget on the backs of seniors.

Why should we ask our seniors to choose between paying the heating bill and seeing a doctor while Big Oil companies are free to keep their huge taxpayer funding?

Seniors, our children, and grandchildren deserve better than an extreme plan that will take away seniors' basic benefits. As your constituent, I urge you to find a common-sense solution to ensure that Social Security and Medicare are viable in the months, years, and decades to come.