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Received this e-mail today from Congressman Ed Markey (D. MA) who is running in the 2013 Massachusetts Special Election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's (D. MA) seat in the U.S. Senate:
The President released a budget that would cut Social Security benefits for retired Americans by adopting something called a Chained CPI.

It's a complicated-sounding name that boils down to this: Social Security benefits for seniors would be cut. You could think of "CPI" as meaning "Cutting Peoples' Income."

This is a wrong-headed move. Too many seniors -- almost two-thirds, in fact -- rely on Social Security for at least half of their income. Budgeting requires compromise, but we cannot compromise by cutting Social Security.

Join me in telling President Obama: No cuts to Social Security. Add your name right now:

http://www.edmarkey.com/...

Democrats won huge victories in 2012. We reelected President Obama. We held the Senate and made gains in the House. We don't need to roll over to the right wing when it comes to budget choices.

There's plenty in the President's budget I agree with. But Chained CPI is just a bad idea. Investing in clean energy, education, and infrastructure should not come with the price tag of going back on America's promise to our seniors.

Tea Party Republicans may have pushed the President into making tough decisions. But that doesn't mean that this budget is right or fair for the most vulnerable among us.

The President needs to protect Social Security. Add your name to mine and thousands of other grassroots supporters. Tell the President: No Chained CPI. No Social Security cuts. No exceptions:

http://www.edmarkey.com/...

Thank you for your support.

Ed

Markey has signed the Grayson-Takano letter rejecting cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  You can sign his petition here:

http://www.edmarkey.com/...

The special election is June 25th.  Markey's opponent, businessman Gabriel Gomez (R. MA), stated that he was open to cutting Social Security.  If you would like to donate or get involved with the Markey campaign, you can do so here:

http://www.edmarkey.com/

Originally posted to pdc on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pushing back at the Grand Bargain, In Support of Labor and Unions, Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, Boston Kossacks, and Social Security Defenders.

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