Dear Mr. President,
I have supported you through think and thin since you were elected. Unlike many of my progressive peers, I avoid being overly critical of decisions you have made that I disagree with. But today’s news that you are considering offering up Social Security and Medicare cuts in the debt talks, does not sit at well with me.
As part of his pitch, Obama is proposing significant reductions in Medicare spending and for the first time is offering to tackle the rising cost of Social Security, according to people in both parties with knowledge of the proposal. The move marks a major shift for the White House and could present a direct challenge to Democratic lawmakers who have vowed to protect health and retirement benefits from the assault on government spending.
Please Mr. President… say it ain’t so. Our Democratic leaders in Congress must stand firm against this.