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Social Security Day of Deluge

Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Time:
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Michael Lyon
Location Details:

HELP PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY JOIN THE DAY OF DELUGE Thursday, February 3rd is a national Day of Deluge to flood legislators and the media with our message: HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY! Please call, fax, write or e-mail: • Your Senators • Your Congressional Representative • At least one newspaper, radio station, etc • Ask your family and friends to do the same. The toll-free Capital switchboard in Washington DC (1-800-839-5276) connects to all legislators. Dianne Feinstein: 415-393-0707 Barbara Boxer: 415-403-0100, fax: 415 956-6701 Nancy Pelosi: Tel: 415-556-4862, Fax: 415-861-1670 Barbara Lee: Phone: 510-763-0370, fax: 510-763-6538 Ellen Tauscher, 925-757-7187, fax: 925-932-8159 Lynn Woolsey, 415-454-3316, fax: 415-454-4359 Tom Lantos: 415-566-5257 Some suggestions for your messages: Social Security is NOT in crisis. The shortfall, if it really exists, could be solved by simply having people pay payroll tax on ALL their income, rather than just the first $90,000. No reductions in benefits are acceptable, now or in the future. Huge reductions in future benefits are planned whether there’s privatization or not. We won’t sell out our kids for the empty promise that current recipients won’t be touched. The transition to privatized accounts would cost $1-2 trillion dollars, which the government plans to borrow and make our kids pay. Social Security administrative fees are less than 1% of its funds. Privatized individual accounts would charge 20-30% of our money in administrative fees. Social Security is an assured benefit, not a risky investment.People’s life savings could be wiped out if they had to retire while the stock market is down. Social Security favors those with lower incomes, particularly women and people of color. Private personal accounts favor the well-off with investing experience. HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY Coalition SF: 415-215-7575, mlyon01@comcast.net, East Bay: 510-548-9696, Graypanthersberk@aol.com For more information: http://graypantherssf.igc.org/socsec1-18.htm.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 28, 2005 4:30PM
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