So, have you Kids read up on Fix The Debt? The group wasn’t really on my radar, but I decided to poke around after receiving an email from Joe Dinkin. It doesn’t seem quite kosher to me, to denounce or endorse the group’s approach just yet. But, after a quick review, I haven’t seen anything that makes me think Medicare and Social Security are in grave danger, so I don’t feel the need to get behind this particular petition. I’ll get back to you with any updates on my opinion. Feel free to be informative with your comments.
Below is an email from Joe Dinkin of the organization Working Families, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
Dear Rego Park MoveOn member,
“Fix the Debt” is financed by corporate and private equity billionaires and millionaires who have advocated making big cuts to the social safety net and slashing corporate taxes for years. They’re not concerned about working families; they only care about their profit margins. And Mayor Michael Bloomberg is their new co-chair.
New Yorkers don’t think working men and women should have to give up the retirement security they’ve paid for just to give the wealthiest another tax cut.
Fix the Debt’s approach is dangerous for working families. We should be asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share instead.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Mayor Bloomberg, which says:
New Yorkers don’t want big cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Don’t help Fix the Debt sell us out.
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This email was sent to Cecelia Morgan on December 24, 2012.