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social security

26 petitions

Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Bernie Sanders

Buffet Rule 2017 Congressional Reform Act

We The People are asking Congress to install the Buffet Rule with budget improvements to end the deficit.First, what could be changed: Pension of former Presidents .. . . .. . . . . ... . .  Reduce from more than $200,000 to 35% of last year of Presidential salary. Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 Reduce 5% Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. ... . . . $223,500 Reduce 20% Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . ..  . . $193,400 Reduce 10% Fix Tax Code rather than reducing Medicare & Social Security http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/tax-loopholes-mainly-benefit-rich-1.aspx CBO 2007 study: limiting malpractice awards lowers Medicare cost. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/26/3/841.abstract Save Pentagon $125 billion in five ( 5 ) years recommended by DBB: https://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/investigations/the-defense-business-boards-2015-study-on-how-the-pentagon-could-save-125-billion/2236/ #Reimagine Prison https://www.vera.org/publications/the-price-of-prisons-what-incarceration-costs-taxpayers GAO: 4 Ways Government Can Save http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/budget/2016/04/13/4-ways-gao-says-government-can-save-money/82993642/ What should not be reduced: Median 2016 Salary of elementary school Teacher . . .. .$55,380 Average 2016 Salary of E3 deployed Soldier . . .. . . . . . . $24,984 not including cost of benefits Average 2016 Social Security of Retired Seniors .......... $16,092 Income of Medicaid recipient ............ ..  ........ ................  $1,400 to $4,000 We CAN kill the deficit, saving Social Security and Medicare for ourselves! Warren Buffett, 2011, in an interview with CNBC, offered one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in five minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election". The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven ( 7 ) took one ( 1 ) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.This is one idea that really should be Installed: Congressional Reform Act 2017 1. No Tenure. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office (Buffet Rule)  by election and receives no Federal pension when they're out of office unless they have worked for the Federal Government 20 years or more and that pension will be no more than 35% of their last year of salary. All other Federal Government non military employees must work 20 years or more to receive a Federal pension of no more then 35% of their last year of salary. 2. Government may not take or borrow from the Social Security Trust Fund for any reason. 3. Congress may not reduce SocSecurity/Medicare/Medicaid benefits. 4. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.5. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.Serving in Congress is an honor. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s) as elected and then go home and go back to work. Congress hasn't proposed any way to kill the deficit while preserving Social Security and Medicare for us and for our children. It's time. FIX THE DEFICIT!    SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE!  

Jean M Seim
2,335 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to President Trump Admistration, Donald Trump

A great replacement for Obamacare already exists - MUST READ.

The ACA or Obamacare is worse than a disaster. Obamacare! No one can read it and understand it. It leaked out that it was designed with bad intentions. What is amazing is that anyone with medicare supplemental insurance is aware of a system that works great for the individual, but does not make much money for the ins. companies. Here is how it works. When you retire and begin on medicare you must pay for part B about $105/month. There is a deductible you must pay and 20% of doctor bills, etc. To be insured against paying the 20% and deductible you can buy supplemental ins. There are plans A B C D E F... I chose plan F because it covered everything that was not covered by medicare. The plans were "created by the government", so all insurance companies must insure you the same based on the plan you chose. At 68 it costs about $170/month for my plan F. The key is that the plans are not created by insurance companies, but by the government. Ins company plans are all different by design, so you can't compare or shop price. After choosing plan F I knew my coverage, so I called all the insurance companies and just picked the lowest price. Applying the same system to all health care would make it simple to shop and the insurance companies would not be able to lobby for special regulations that benefit them and shaft us. The entire plan can be put on 10 pages or less, so everyone can read and understand it. It is the one plan the government did right. Insurance companies must not be allowed to create their own plans or the Obamacare replacement will not work. To summarize: The government creates plans with various coverage - for example - Plan A might offer maternity and Plan B might not. I would pick plan B because I am beyond child bearing age. The key is to have all insurance companies across the country cover the same exact plans, so they have to bid against each other.  Also, to greatly reduce the cost of medical care, all hospitals should build an urgent care center staffed with nurse practitioners next to their emergency rooms. A person with a true emergency will pass through the urgent care into the emergency room. Those without real emergencies will see "nurse practitioners" in the urgent care facility massively reducing the cost.

Richard Cadway
6 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Robert A. McDonald, President of the United States, United States Congress - Congressman David Jolly, Robert A. McDonald, Carolyn W. Colvin (Social Security Administration Director)

Stop Social Security from denying benefits to 100% disabled veterans

Social Security is denying disability insurance to veterans deemed 100% disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This is placing veterans with military service related injuries through unneeded bureaucratic and financial hardships, while also putting the benefits they are receiving through the VA in jeopardy. Please stand with our injured veterans by asking Social Security to accept the disability assessment completed by the VA when considering disability benefits. Federal agencies must be on the same page to better serve our veterans. In 2010 the VA determined I was 100% disabled and unemployable from a military service related injury. Unable to work, I also applied for Social Security disability payments. I was shocked they would not accept the VA’s assessment and required a second evaluation. They determined I was not 100% disabled and could work because I had a college degree, reasoning I could sit at a desk all day despite the medical documentation and the VA assessment saying otherwise. The discrepancy between these two agencies creates a painful catch-22 for thousands of disabled veterans. When Social Security’s assessment contradicts the VA’s, not only are veterans denied Social Security disability payments, it threatens the benefits they receive from the VA. If we were to get a job to make ends meet, enduring pain and the worsening of our injuries, the VA could stop our benefits. Our veterans should not be placed into this situation. Many veterans rely on the combined benefits from the VA and Social Security just to stay afloat. The current policy of requiring two assessments wastes taxpayer dollars, creates confusion, and results in many veterans not receiving the benefits they earned. We need an immediate change in policy to protect those who have sacrificed their health. Please sign and share my petition calling on Social Security to accept the disability and employment assessments of the VA. Thank you for supporting America’s veterans.

Vernon Hinote
69,761 supporters