By Hene Kelly (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
I have taught my grandkids to always be respectful, particularly of their elders. But former Senator and current co-chair of the Fiscal Commission Alan Simpson, who is pushing to gut Social Security, either didn’t get that lesson or wasn’t good at listening to what his grandmother said.
After fellow members of the California Alliance for Retired Americans and I participated in a protest of his recommended policies in March, Simpson sent a nasty letter that referred to us as “greedy geezers.” But that’s not all.
Simpson went on to call us “a wretched group of seniors” and said, “You must feel some sense of shame for shoveling out this bulls**t,” for expressing our views that his plan to destroy Social Security is wrong for me, my grandchildren and the future of our country.
“Greedy geezers” and “wretched” seniors? That is not the kind of remarks that our public officials tasked with one of the most important policy decisions in our country’s history should be making.
That’s why I set up this petition to tell Congress members – both Democrats and Republicans – that Simpson’s comments are no better than his ideas for gutting Social Security for current and future generations.
Please take a quick second to sign my petition and let your Member of Congress know that you don’t support Simpson’s out-of-line comments, or his ideas that end Social Security as we know it by cutting benefits and raising the retirement age.
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