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Ask Your Congressman: Will You Vote For a Super Congress
to Cut Social Security and Medicare?

Barack Obama

A deal between President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for the creation of an elite "Super Congress" to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits behind closed doors. Whatever they decide will then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it can't be amended by simple, regular lawmakers.

This is the "Catfood Commission" on steroids.

The "Super Congress" is how Congress intends to insulate themselves from taking unpopular votes to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits -- by investing a small group of elites with extraordinary powers, and then tying their own hands from stopping them.

This is an emergency: we need you to call your Congressman today and ask them how they intend to vote.

Find your Congressman's phone number and our script below and call your Congressman now.

Script:

Hello, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of Representative ________.

I am calling to say that I oppose the creationion of a "Super Congress" in the deficit bill.  The constitution makes no mention of such a body, and I understand this is how members of Congress hope to insulate themselves from taking unpopular votes to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.  

On behalf of the millions of senior citizens and future generations of Americans who will face serious setbacks if these cuts are enacted, I want you to know that I consider a vote for this bill a vote to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Please let Representative ________ know that I will not be supporting them in the next election if he/she votes for this Super Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

 

Thank you for your time.


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