To House Republicans: Hands off Social Security and Medicare! (petitions)

Photo courtesy of SalFalko via Flickr

Photo courtesy of SalFalko via Flickr



The extremist Republican hostage-takers in the House who have irresponsibly and recklessly caused the government shutdown have now set their sights on attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

House Republicans have a longstanding and very public record of relentlessly trying to slash Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare benefits.

So while it may not be surprising that House Republicans are putting cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits on their list of ransom demands, it is still deeply, deeply shameful. And we shouldn’t give them a pass on this.

Send a clear message to John Boehner, Paul Ryan and the rest of the House Republicans: “Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits!”

To sign this petition, go to

5 thoughts on “To House Republicans: Hands off Social Security and Medicare! (petitions)

  1. Ugh, Social Security and Medicare are the twin towers the neolibs would love to bring down.

    Tanya, if you haven’t read it yet, you should check out Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”. She puts into context a lot of the seemingly random events taking place domestically and internationally. Hope all is well with you.

      • Sorry, neolibs refers to followers of neoliberalism epitomized by Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics. First introduced in Pinochet-era Chile, the hallmarks of neoliberalism are deregulation (banks), privatization (healthcare, public education) and massive cuts is social spending (Medicare, Food Stamps, Medicaid). The popular term for this economic ideology is austerity which has masqueraded as the Grand Bargain and the Sequester in the U.S. Europeanc countries such s Ireland, Greece, Spain and Portugal have been under the heel of austerity for years now and the age of austerity has arrived in America, especially in Detroit. Hope this answers your question, Tanya.

          • I think it’s important to recognize that there are both Repubs and Demos who share this ideology. Much of what we see on the national stage is for show. Right now, it’s the Repubs turn to be the bad cop to the Demos and Obama’s good cop.Every candidate, with occasional exceptions, is throughly vetted by the American ruling class and no one reaches this stage by chance. So, the end result is that for the most part they are all the same in certain ways.

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