Stewart Acuff

Nov 28

We must SAVE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND SOCIAL SECURITY!

I was on David Calef’s great radio show Inside Politics last night. CLICK HERE to listen to the segment. I missed my normal slot at 1:30 est on Charles Showalter’s show because of post-holiday travel issues. But I’ll be on Showalter’s The Union Edge radio show today at 1:30pm EST.

On David’s show, we talked about the so-called fiscal cliff and negotiations between the President and Congressional Democrats and Congressional Rightwing Republicans on the other side.

President Obama and the Democrats want to let the Bush tax cuts on income over $250,000 per year dissolve. Republicans want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

In simple terms, the Republicans want to protect tax cuts for the richest people in the world at the cost of sacrificing lives and health of the most vulnerable people in our country.

PLEASE CALL BOTH YOUR SENATORS AND YOUR MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM NO CUTS TO MEDICARE OR MEDICAID OR SOCIAL SECURITY!

THE PHONE NUMBER IS 202-224-3121. And you can call after hours.

This is what we do after elections. We work our butts off to get the right folks elected, then we tell them what is good for the country. This is very important. Your call could save a life.

Beyond the immediate emergency, the Republican plan of artificially holding down taxes for the filthy rich while cutting income and healthcare for the poor, disabled, and seniors would only make inequality worse.

Leveling the playing field and reducing inequality has to continue to be part of all our work. The rich are stealing us blind. Please make that call right now. Thanks!

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Stewart Acuff is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work.

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