Today and Friday we’re asking everyone to call their senators today and tell them to oppose cuts in Social Security and end the raid of Social Security funds to give corporations another tax break.
The number you can use to call is 1-866-251-4044, courtesy of the Strengthen Social Security coalition.
You know the situation: Social Security faces an immediate threat from the politicians trying to cut a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
On the table is cutting Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment, so seniors will lose purchasing power over time. It’s being done in the name of helping to reduce the federal deficit, but in fact Social Security doesn’t contribute a penny to the deficit.
Then there is the payroll tax cut being contemplated for employers, which is essentially a raid on Social Security to give corporations a tax break. Starving the trust fund of contributions from employers jeopardizes the Social Security benefits you and 54 million other Americans rely on. Corporations shouldn’t get another handout.
Take a moment now and call your senators at 1-866-251-4044. It only takes a minute. Simply follow the prompts to connect to them. Tell the person in the Senate office who answers the phone: “I am a voter living in [your city and state]. I am calling to tell the senator:
NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY!
NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY’S COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT!
NO SOCIAL SECURITY PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY!”
Once you’ve made the call, share your experience in the comments below.