Saturday, November 12, 2011

[PDI] Fwd: Stand with Me to Save Medicare

If you can, join John Conyers in his appeal below my comment, which is
as follows:

The whole budget debate is built on a false and patently absurd premise.
We need to stop borrowing from the banks in order to pay our bills!
Instead we should be asking Congress to do its Constitutional duty to
spend money into circulation, debt free per Dennis Kucinich's Need Act
(HR 2990) co-sponsored by John Conyers.

We also need to install a single payer health plan, ala Dennis
Kucinich's original health plan again co-sponsored by John Conyers,
which would allow freedom of choice of provider and choice of treatment,
including natural remedies and supplements. Unlike the current Health
Care for Insurance Companies model, Kucinich's original bill will
SHARPLY reduce health care (one might say sickness care) costs over time.

As to Social Security, come on guys, it is self-funded. STOP dipping
into it for military adventures and bank bailouts, etc.

Who's kidding who here?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Stand with Me to Save Medicare
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:01:52 -0500
From: Congressman John Conyers <>

conyers header


**Stand With me to Save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security from
GOP Assault**


Dear Geraldine:

I, and millions of my fellow Americans, believe that Medicare, Medicaid,
and Social Security represent the best of our nation's values and they
should be protected and preserved for future generations. * But these
fundamental pillars of our social safety net are under attack and you
need to make your voice heard TODAY to stop it by becoming a citizen
cosponsor of my resolution, H. Con. Res. 72, which says that any
legislation approved by the Super Committee should not reduce benefits
for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid beneficiaries.* I need your
help to make sure the members of the Super Committee know that the
American people won't stand for cuts to these vital programs.

With only two weeks until the so-called Super Committee is scheduled
to release its plan to address our national debt, and there are
troubling media reports that cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social
Security are still on the table. This is despite the fact that recent
polling shows that over 70 percent of the American public opposes cuts
to these core social insurance programs.

I introduced H. Con. Res. 72 because it's wrong to ask middle-class and
low-income workers to give up benefits that have been earned through a
lifetime of hard work. Over the past three decades, these Americans have
seen their wages stagnate, while the incomes of the wealthiest one
percent have increased by 275 percent. The Super Committee needs to
know that middle-class Americans have already sacrificed enough.

82 of my colleagues have already signed up as cosponsors. I know that
this is a fight that we can win. *Will you help me save Medicare,
Medicaid and Social Security from the chopping block*


John Conyers, Jr.

Paid for by Conyers for Congress

Conyers for Congress
1831 Bay Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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