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They had our back. Their Protect Our Future petition is a great next-day action to put pressure where we need it during the lame duck. So don't duck out. Sign:

...some legislators and their friends on Wall Street are set on reaching a “grand bargain” during the post-election "lame-duck" session of Congress that would cut the benefits that we and our children will depend on. They want to cut our Social Security COLAs, raise the retirement age for Social Security and Medicare and cut Medicaid, which could force families into bankruptcy when a loved one needs long-term care. Why? They say it’s to reduce the deficit, but that’s obviously not true. If they were serious about reducing the deficit, they would not be insisting on extending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans. What should Congress do? The most important two things are:

1. Congress should let the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.

2. Congress must make no cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.

Oh, and while you're at it, please make this go viral. New diaries. Better diaries. Captivating headlines like the kind Ministry of Truth writes. What are you waiting for? C'mon.

Here's link(s) again:

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/We-Have-Eight-Weeks-to-Protect-Social-Security-Medicare-and-Medicaid

www.aflcio.org/ProtectOurFuture

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