President Obama and Congress are trying to reach a budget deal that could include "chained CPI," a cut to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security.
The chained CPI proposal would cut $127 billion from Social Security benefits over the next ten years, hurting many older Americans who are already living on tight budgets stretched by prescriptions, utilities, and health care costs.
Sign below to urge the President and Congress to leave Social Security cuts out of any budget deal.
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Leave Social Security Out of Any Budget Deal
Dear [Decision Maker],
President Obama and Congress are trying to reach a budget deal that would cut Social Security benefits by $127 billion, costing the average senior over $2,000 in the first 10 years alone.They call it "chained CPI" -- a fancy Washington term that really means cutting the yearly cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security. The consequences would be felt in every town across the country. Millions of Americans would have a harder time paying for lifesaving prescriptions, utility bills -- even buying groceries. What's worse, the cut would grow larger and larger over time.The fact is Social Security is a self-financed program, not a piggy bank for deficit reduction. Instead of cutting seniors' hard-earned benefits, Washington owes Americans a separate debate on Social Security and how to keep the promise to seniors and strengthen the program for future generations.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]