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Protest Deficit Commission Chairs Simpson and Bowles
Date Tuesday March 06
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Paramount Theater, Oakland, 2025 Broadway, betw. 20th & 21st Sts
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorMichael Lyon
Emailmlyon01 [at]
Protest Deficit Commission Chairs
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles

Tuesday , March 6, 7 PM
Paramount Theater, Oakland
2025 Broadway, betw. 20th & 21st Sts
(Next to 19th St. BART)
(Map at )

The chairs of Obama’s Deficit Commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, are on the lecture circuit rallying the 1% to implement their programs of (1) slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, (2) putting a cap on ALL federal revenue, to keep the safety net permanently in tatters, (3) further reducing taxes on the rich and increasing them for us, (4) taxing health insurance that have adequate benefits, and (5) cutting veterans health benefits. Read more about their plans at . Though Bowles and Simpson were unable to get Commissioner’s votes to force Congress to vote their plan up or down, they are still touring the country promoting their plan to audiences paying hundreds of dollars to see them.

Join the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) and many other groups for an informational picket and press briefing to challenge these proposals. As more of us lose jobs and housing, and fall into poverty and hunger, Bowles and Simpson are using the deficit as a phony excuse to cut our services and safety net:

** Wars to control oil, tax cuts to corporations and the rich, and bank bailouts caused the deficit!

** Social Security does not add a cent to the deficit.

** Medicare and Medicaid add to the debt only because corporate healthcare refuses to let Medicare cover everyone with equal comprehensive healthcare.

Read a leaflet from a demonstration at an earlier Simpson-Bowles talk, with pointed questions directed at them:

See more pictures and a story from that demonstration
Added to the calendar on Saturday Feb 18th, 2012 3:26 AM
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