Help flood Congress with calls opposing cuts to Social Security. We need to strengthen and expand Social Security not cut it.
Can you call your Senators right now toll-free at 1 888-981-7872 and tell them to oppose the Chained CPI Social Security benefit cut?
You can use the script below and report back on your call in the comments.
The average senior lives on less than $20,000 a year and the average payment from Social Security is $15,000.1
It is outrageous to make our seniors suffer today by cutting benefits they earned when the Social Security trust fund is flush for at least two decades. And to fix it beyond that would be an easy fix — all we have to do is lift the cap on Social Security for higher income earners.
Call your Senators TODAY: 1-888-981-7872
Below is a quick script you can work from while you’re on the phone with your Senator’s office:
My name is _______ and I am a constituent from ________.
I’m calling today to ask the Senator to oppose Social Security benefit cuts known as Chained CPI.
Chained CPI is a Social Security benefit cut that would devastate already struggling communities.
Does the Senator support cutting the earned benefits of America’s seniors, veterans and the disabled?
Switching to the chained-CPI would hit all current beneficiaries. After 10 years, benefits would be cut by about $500 a year for the average retiree. After 20 years, benefits would be cut by about $1,000 a year.
Instead of slashing our earned benefits, the Senator should make corporations and millionaires pay their fair share of taxes and rein in wasteful Pentagon spending.
Thanks for your time.
Once your done with your call, please report back in the comments and let us know what your Senator’s staff had to say.
Thanks for all you do!
1 – “Chained CPI for Social Security would hurt seniors,” The Christian Science Monitor, April 4, 2013