SOCIAL SECURITY IS UNDER SEVERE ATTACK – ON MARCH 2ND – RALLIES – ON MARCH 18TH – U.S. SENATE VOTES ON CUTS!

SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

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Social Security is under serious attack by the Republican Party/Tea Party Express.  They want to “scale” it way back.

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RIGHT NOW – the Social Security surplus is $2.6 TRILLION!

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Social Security’s administrative costs are a mere 1% of the proceeds taken in each year.

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Social Security is highly affordable and extremely conservatively-financed.

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DON’T STAND FOR ANY –

(1) CUTS IN ANY BENEFITS/SERVICES

(2) RAISING THE RETIREMENT AGE

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On February 19, 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a budget  (H.R.1) that proposes deep cuts to Social Security.

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The House-passed budget cuts would furlough Social Security Administration workers for as much as one month out of the next seven months and result in temporarily closed offices.

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We have until MARCH 18TH to get the U.S. Senate to BLOCK cuts to Social Security.

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On March 2nd there will be rallies across the country.  Call your local congressional representative to register your disapproval of the Republican cuts to Social Security.

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The following are some bits of information by Nancy Altman, the foremost authority on Social Security, with 35-years of experience.

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Republicans opposed it in 1936 before even a single benefit was paid out.

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1 out of 4 households (54-million beneficiaries) receive Social Security benefits.

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The average yearly benefit for Social Security beneficiaries is $13,000.

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Almost 2 out of 3 seniors rely on Social Security for one-half or more of their income.

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More than 1 out of 3 seniors relies on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

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Social Security is the largest and most generous children’s program, involving 6.8 million children.

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Social Security is the largest and most generous disability program, covering 11-million people with disabilities and their spouses and children.

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PETE/MARIN

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