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Boehner, Cruz Get Push Back on Social Security, Medicare Cuts

Take a look at these videos of working families who are speaking out against Republican lawmakers' attempt to shove the economy to the edge of another manufactured fiscal crisis in order to extract painful benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and protect tax breaks and big loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Working families demonstrated outside the offices of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

The first video shows a group of faith activists and members of National People’s Action outside Boehner’s Capitol Hill office earlier this week. See more on the group’s Facebook page.   

In the video below, members of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans deliver a petition with more than 35,000 signatures urging Cruz and others to preserve people’s right to retire—not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid now or for future generations.    

 

Working families across the United States are asking their elected representatives to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from benefit cuts, repeal the sequester and close tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthiest 2%.  

Check out some more solutions from the AFL-CIO on what Congress should do

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