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Letter: Tell Congress: Don’t carve up Social Security

Editor:

And please tell ‘em by Nov. 30. Here’s what’s happening: the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform have proposed carving up Social Security like a Thanksgiving turkey. They want to increase the retirement age to 69 (making us work longer), deeply cut benefits for middle class workers, and reduce the annual cost of living adjustments (COLA.)

Social security is a promise that must not be broken--we work hard and our payroll taxes pay for it. It belongs to our children, our parents, our neighbors and ourselves. Due to unequal pay, time spent out of the workforce, and little to no savings, investments or pensions, women disproportionately rely on Social Security, so they stand to lose the most if these cuts are made.

Help ensure that Social Security will be there, keeping middle class women out of poverty and not forcing them to work until they are nearly 70!

Call our three reps in Congress: Ann Kirkpatrick 202- 225 -2315, Sen. John McCain 202 224-2235, and Sen. Kyl 202-224-4521. If you don’t, they will assume you don’t mind your social Security benefits being carved up like a turkey.

Lee Cali

Cottonwood

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