Red Alert: Republican Budget chair proposes closed-door commission

Politico just offered a preview of the Republican budget proposal, and while they don’t cut Social Security and Medicare directly, they do plan to slash Medicaid―and create a closed-door commission empowered to cut Social Security and Medicare.

Let’s be clear: The only reason to "negotiate" Social Security and Medicare's future in a closed-door commission is to cut benefits without input from voters who have paid into our Social Security system their whole lives.

What Rep. Arrington, the Republican chair of the House Budget Committee, seems to be proposing is similar to Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema’s TRUST Act. We cannot let that happen.

Send your elected Representatives a message now: Do NOT participate in a closed-door commission to cut Social Security! And reject any budget that slashes Medicaid!

Remember: None of the Republicans who claim to want to make “hard choices” about Social Security or Medicare have introduced or co-sponsored a single bill that asks the rich to pay their fair share. The truth is, if the wealthy paid in at the same rate as the rest of us, we could afford to expand Social Security―not cut it!

Every politician who tries to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid is demonstrating that they’d rather American families starve and suffer without needed medical care than for their rich donors to pay one penny more in taxes. It should be a scandal.

Sign the emergency petition: Hands off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid!