This one from a group called Social Security works. The presented a petition to congress critter Paul Ryan with 700,000 signatures on it. They are now tweeting and asking for more signatures. What would the message say with 1 million signatures? I did of course sign the petition and tweeted for more signatures but, come on people. Is this any way to negotiate?
The number of people in the United States living at or below the poverty level has increased by 29 percent between 2000 and 2011. This number includes many who are surviving on minimum social security benefits.
Demanding no cuts is like telling someone to not take the ramen noodles from your cupboard as they are all you have to eat until next week when you get your next SS check. So they in a faux symbol of decency only take half of your noodles.
Rather than asking them not to take any noodles how about we ask them to add some protein to our noodle soup; maybe a piece of chicken or beef?
We have been fed a constant diet of the tragedy of our deficit and how it is destroying America. We have been told how we must cut, cut, and cut spending to get this under control.
Wrong answer my friends, if we want to get this country back on its feet we must increase spending on such things as infrastructure repair and education. This will provide good paying jobs to the many who are seeking them. We must also INCREASE social security to those in need. These actions will improve the living standards of all Americans, not just the one percent.
Nothing new here but, join those like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, that are moving in this direction.
Together we can do this.
- Momentum Building for Expanding Social Security (boldprogressives.org)
- Do The Right Thing: Expand Social Security Benefits (crooksandliars.com)
- Dem Senators: We’re Doing It Wrong, Let’s Expand Social Security (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Thai Peanut Rooster and Ramen Noodle Soup (th3uniqu3blogger.wordpress.com)
- Ryan Gets 700,000 ‘No’ Votes to Social Security Cuts (ourfuture.org)