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Join Martin Sheen: Stand Up for Medicare

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      Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

 

President Obama needs all of us right now.

Republicans in Congress are set to vote this week to eliminate Medicare. Sacrificing Medicare to pay for more special tax breaks for big corporations, political donors and Washington special interests? That’s not the America I was raised to love. In our America we honor work, keep our promises, and when times get tough, we share the sacrifices.

It’s time to stand up for our America and every American. Will you add your name to our petition calling on Republicans to keep their hands off Medicare?

Tell Republicans in Congress that Americans worked their whole lives and kept their commitments. And tell them in our America, the cynics and obstructionists, the dividers and fear mongers, the ones who’d break a sacred promise simply to reward the wealthy, don’t get the final word.

You do.

Thank you for speaking out.

- Martin Sheen

 

To:
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Ending the Medicare guarantee for seniors to pay for special tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests is unacceptable.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • lena delcampo BERLIN, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      I am on medicare because I have MS and a lot of other health issues and think that they really need to look into making medicaid people pay 20% of all there medical bills instead of us that can't work and have a set income. If they want to take medicare away they should to medicaid instead. I get 800.00 a month from ssd and tried to get medicaid to help with my medical bills because with MS you have so many DR. that you have to see and I have to see them about 4 times a month which can really add up. I also have four kids to care for so every penny counts in my home but I was told that I make to much to get extra help. We are on medicare because we can not work or we worked till the legal age and MOSTof the people on medicaid can work but don't!

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    • Joan George ANDERSON, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      Republicans in Congress! Americans work their whole lives and keep their commitments. In our America, the cynics and obstructionists, the dividers and fear mongers, the ones who’d break a sacred promise simply to reward the wealthy, don’t get the final word. We do.

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    • Gerald McFarlane UPPER CHICHESTER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      If these corporations, political donors and special Interests used just half the money they spend on getting their puppets elected on helping this country I wonder what that government would look like? I WANT WHAT I PAID FOR! I HAD NO CHOICE THEY TOOK IT RIGHT OUT OF MY PAY! It's difficult to think that my own government is going to break a promise with its people. What if we all stopped paying our taxes? I only have 2 senators and 1 congress person to represent me. Why can a corporation or anyone with the means buy as many reps. as they want? Where is the democracy in that? These are the same people who let so many individuals lose their homes and sent the money to the very banks and corporations that caused all those individuals to lose there jobs and homes in the first place. When are we going to get to vote for their payraises and benefits? Put that on the ballot every year! Thats the only way to get them back to working for us their constituents.

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    • Beth Poore KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Please PLEASE sign * MY * petition ! "From the playground to the work place... bullying to DEATH" Thank You !!! ps I signed this one as well, and there is a correlation

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    • Dolores Gorton VIOLA, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      I STAND WITH MARTIN SHEEN AND AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO KEEEP THEIR HANDS OFF MEDICARE!!!

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