Join Bernie Sanders in opposing cuts to Social Security and disabled vets

Bernie Sanders imageLast week, U.S. senator and progressive powerhouse Bernie Sanders succeeded in getting the Senate on record opposing cuts to Social Security and veterans' benefits through the use of chained CPI.

Chained CPI is a sneaky way to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits by reducing the rate at which those benefits grow compared to inflation. Over time, it would result in Social Security and veterans' benefits being reduced by several thousand dollars every year.

During last week's debate on the federal budget, the Sanders amendment opposing the use of chained CPI passed on a voice vote without a single senator speaking up to object. While the amendment is non-binding, it's still significant because an entire branch of Congress is now on record opposing these backdoor cuts to Social Security and veterans' benefits.

Passing this amendment is a step forward, but we have a lot more work to do. Please join Daily Kos and Sen. Bernie Sanders in demanding that the White House and House of Representatives say NO to benefit cuts for Social Security recipients and disabled vets.

To President Obama and Speaker John Boehner,

Now that the Senate is on record opposing the use of chained CPI to calculate Social Security and veterans' benefits, it is time to take chained CPI and other cuts to Social Security and veterans' benefits off the table.
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