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Budget Showdown 2013: Expand Social Security


The mid-October deal to end the government shutdown produced a short term agreement that funds the government through January 15, 2014 and suspends the debt limit until February 2014. But it created a December 13 deadline for Congress to reach a budget solution, meaning that the nation could be enthralled in another budget showdown in a matter of weeks. The budget showdown inevitably means that “entitlement reform”—code for cuts to Social Security and Medicare—will be discussed in a possible compromise, as it’s seen as a reasonable, mature position for Democrats to take.

As a MoveOn member leading a campaign to expand Social Security, you’re sending a clear message to Congress: we need to increase Social Security benefits, not cut them!

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