Friday, September 23, 2011

Cut the War Budget Not Medicare Benefits

President Obama has proposed to cut Medicare spending by $248 billion over ten years. While the majority of cuts would come from overpayments to drug companies, the President's plan also includes cuts to Medicare benefits for consumers. Meanwhile, the President hasn't proposed any new cuts to the Pentagon's budget for war, even though the Pentagon wants to keep thousands of troops in Iraq and tens of thousands of troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. Moreover, the costs for these war proposals outstrip the savings that would be rendered by the proposed cuts to Medicare benefits.

Will you join me in urging the President and your representatives in Congress to cut the Pentagon's war budget, not Medicare benefits?


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