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Monday, July 11, 2011

NM-01 Congressional Candidate Eric Griego: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare

With multitudes of vulnerable New Mexicans and Americans up at arms about President Obama's announced intent to put cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on the table during the current standoff in Washington over the nation's debt ceiling, Democratic Congressional candidate Eric Griego issued the following statement:

I stand with seniors, the disabled, and the working and middle class families of New Mexico in calling on President Obama and Congress to keep their hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as they negotiate a solution to the federal debt default crisis. While I support President Obama in his effort avert the catastrophic collapse of our recovering economy, any deal with Republicans that cuts Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid for New Mexico seniors and working families while failing to ensure that our nation's wealthiest are paying their fair share is entirely unacceptable.

In an email to supporters, Griego urged folks to keep the message going:

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Eric Griego is Standing up for Social Security--together we can protect these programs. Join us: http://griegoforcongress.com #NM01

Together, we can protect working families.

In the current political climate where more and more Democrats -- including our President -- seem to have abandoned the core values of the Democratic Party in favor of wishy washy platitudes and adoption of right-wing talking points, isn't it great to witness a Democratic candidate sticking up publicly for ordinary people? More of this please!

July 11, 2011 at 08:05 AM in Eric Griego, Healthcare, NM-01 Congressional Race 2012, Senior Citizens, Social Security | Permalink

Comments

What I find disgusting is no politician has stood up,taken a leadership position,and stated,I will set an example by taking a 10% cut in my pay, plus benefits.Guess that is too much to ask.

Posted by: Tommy Estes | Jul 11, 2011 10:13:48 PM

Tell our Wall Street minion of a President hands off SS and Medicare.

Posted by: qofdisks | Jul 12, 2011 2:09:42 PM