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Feinstein: Don't cut the heart out of Social Security!

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Michael Lyon
Email:
Phone:
415-215-7575
Location Details:
SF Office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein
1 Post St (at Market St) San Francisco
Montgomery BART

Feinstein: Don't cut the heart out of Social Security!

Demonstration, Wed, Feb 14th, 11 AM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office, 1 Post St, at Market, SF

Contacts
Michael Lyon, 415-215-7575, mlyon01 [at] comcast.net
Jodi Reid, 415-550-0828, jreid [at] retiredamericans.org


Say NO way to Dianne Feinstein’s plan to set up a Commission
to Restructure Social Security, Medicare, and Other Entitlements!

Republican Senator Pete Domenici (NM) and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein (CA) are co-sponsors of S-355, which would create a permanent commission to draft laws to “save” Social Security, Medicare, and other entitlements by drastically reducing their spending over the coming decades. Feinstein quotes the Federal Reserve that entitlement spending is already a threat to the economy.

Without a crystal ball, we can’t anticipate the Commission’s proposals, but whether it’s privatization, contracting out, massive benefit cuts, or increasing the retirement age, it’s bound to hurt retirees, disabled people, and children.

Republicans and Democrats both say the nation’s economy cannot afford to give us medical care and a decent life after we’ve worked all our lives. If this is true, it’s because they’ve spent the billions we paid into the system for wars over oil and tax cuts to the rich.

Feinstein says she wants to “save” Social Security and Medicare because corporations cut retiree pensions and healthcare. Lies! The pressure to “restructure” entitlements comes from the same corporations, who want to repeat those cuts in the public sector. With the billions of cuts in social services, we need to be talking about ways to expand these programs, not cut them.

Initial Sponsors

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)
877-223-6107, jreid [at] retiredamericans.org
http://www.californiaalliance.org/default.asp

Gray Panthers of San Francisco, 1182 Market St, Rm. 203, SF CA 94102
415-552-8800, graypanther-sf [at] sbcglobal.net, http://graypantherssf.igc.org/
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 4, 2007 11:48PM
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