Madame L has just written an email message to President Barack Obama, and encourages you to do the same.
Go to www.whitehouse.gov/contact and follow the directions. Below is what Madame L wrote. You can be more eloquent, as long as you keep within the 2,500-character limit. You can also write something completely different from what Madame L wrote. The point Madame L wants to make is that, whatever your opinion is,
it won't be heard unless you voice or write it.
Dear Mr. President,
I'm hoping you have some great trick up your sleeve, because if you don't:
It looks like you're negotiating away the future of a lot of vulnerable people!
Do you realize that Social Security is NOT an "entitlement" program and does NOT affect the national debt? Do you know that the GAO says it will remain solvent, as is, until 2034?
Of course you do! So why were you willing to negotiate it away in talks with Rep. Boehner?
I feel betrayed!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't let the Republicans use the issue of the debt ceiling to get concessions from you that will hurt our future!
Raising the debt ceiling should be a one-sentence bill, as it has been many times in past years.
The issues of the budget, taxes, and spending can wait.
PLEASE don't be a traitor to the very people who elected you!