Stop screwing with Social Security

Via email. One would think the Senate wouldn’t pass this, but who knows? Better not to assume, as we’ve learned. Call your congress critter!

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-31), Ranking Member of the House Social Security Subcommittee, will join a coalition of retiree groups and Social Security Administration workers TODAY, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) to oppose deep budget cuts to Social Security contained in the recently-passed House Continuing Resolution. The press conference call will draw attention to informational pickets that will occur outside Social Security Administration offices in 84 cities on March 2 at noon local time.

To reduce the federal deficit House Republicans have cut $1.7 billion from the Social Security Administration budget in 2011. That could result in workers being furloughed for up to 1 month over the next 7 months. As a result, Social Security office doors may be temporarily closed, phones will not be answered, and claims processing will grind to a halt. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will be put at risk, and jobs will be cut.