by Randy Shannon
The 4th CD chapter of Progressive Democrats of America is holding a noon vigil at Congressman Altmire’s office at 2110 McLean St., Aliquippa on Wednesday July 20th to demand he back off threats to cut Social Security and Medicare.
The vigil is one of over 100 PDA actions at Congressional offices across the country. PDA is also sponsoring a national call-in day on Wednesday to demand hands off Social Security and Medicare.
Social Security and Medicare are paid up national insurance programs and do not contribute a dime to the deficit. These programs actually reduce the deficit by transferring money into the hands of people who will spend it.
The only solution to the deficit is fair taxation of wealthy individuals and corporations and a full employment program that puts people to work.