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When you asked the Senator if they would do everything in their power to stop this deal if it includes the reported cuts to Social Security benefits, what did they say?

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Senator Benjamin Cardin: 202-224-4524

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an aide said he would pass the message directly to Senator Mikulski

— Ocean Pnes, 2012-12-18 07:22:59

Sen Cardin office statement was that 'he is opposed to any cuts to soc sec, Medicare, medicade'.

— Crofton, 2012-12-18 07:23:07

Sen Cardin office statement was that 'he is opposed to any cuts to soc sec, Medicare, medicade'

— Potomac, 2012-12-18 07:25:03

Each person that answered the phone said they would pass the message on

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 07:32:17

An aide said he would pass he message on to Senator Cardin. The same was said for my call to Senator Mikulski.

— White Plains, 2012-12-18 08:14:07

Answered by staff who said they will pass it along and that they have been receiving calls about this issue.

— Se, 2012-12-18 08:14:59

Both support NO cuts. Both staffs non-committal on senators' stand on deal as they don't acknowledge one yet.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 08:19:04

I also rebuked their "compromise" offer to Bohener to raise the taxable to a $400,000.00 per annum! We demand NO COMPROMISE!! Cut back senator salaries and benefits and retirement golden parachute packages. The middle class have paid enough whilst the bankers waltzed off with obscene bail out profits as Americas middle class was left homeless, jobless, and broke!!

— Potomac, 2012-12-18 08:21:34

I have left messages for both. Senator Cardin's voice mail does not seem to have been updated since Hurricane Sandy!!! Are these the Senators we can count on?? Where are they? Thanks Sandhya Gandi 62 year old concerned about cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 08:26:54


— ft washington, 2012-12-18 08:33:39

I talked to someone in each of the offices and expressed my concerns about any cuts to SS benefits. I am really concerned. They agreed to pass along the message.

— Damascus, 2012-12-18 08:35:32

aides took my message that there should be no cuts to SS, Medicare, especially the cost of living

— Smithsburg, 2012-12-18 08:41:08

I called and left a message for both senators. The receivers said they will pass my message on to them. It is unfortunate that social security will have to be on the line to to avoid fiscal cliff. Social security is money saved for the future. Why is it a problem for the rich to pay a little bit more? I don't understand. I will be a recipient in a couple of years and I'll be counting on my social security. I think the president should stand on his word/promise when he said during his campaign that he will let people making over $250,000 pay a little bit more in taxes. We are counting on him to fight for his words, not letting the republicans push him to the corner. No cuts on social securing - period!! Thank you.

— , 2012-12-18 08:42:21

Hope this helps. Sen. Mikulski's message taker was message box; Sen. Cardin's was a person who promised to pass on the info. jp

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 08:52:13

When I called I received no direct answer, just that he had stated he is against the changes in S.S.

— Temple Hills,, 2012-12-18 08:56:41

Cardin aide said she would pass message to Senator. Mikulski' s office had a recording to leave a message.

— Chester, 2012-12-18 08:57:43

Cardin staff member "doesn't know" what the senator will do but will relay my concern to him.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 09:00:44

They are going to try there best to stop it

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 09:08:26

I pray that the Senators do work for us the people in doing everything they can to stop the cuts to social security benefits, medicare and medicaid. I took the step by calling. Now it is up to ourelected officials to do their part on our behalf.

— Ft. Washington, 2012-12-18 09:12:17

Spoke with a representative in Mr. Cardin's office. She said she was "adding my response to her tally and would be presenting it to Senator Cardin this evening." I left a message at Senator Mikulski's office.

— Wheaton, 2012-12-18 09:17:56

Left message with aide who said Sen. Mikulski has promised no cuts to SS, Medicaid and Medicare.

— Capitol Heights, 2012-12-18 09:23:21

Mikulski's rep said he would pass the message on Cardin had an answering machine with a message that dated back to the Sandy Storm

— Annapolis, 2012-12-18 09:24:13

Senator Mikulski's office said that they would make sure they got the message. Senator Cardin's office also said that they would make sure that he got the message.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 09:26:04

Senator Mikulski aide said will pass message. Left message on Senator Cardin's voice mail.

— ROCKVILLE, 2012-12-18 09:34:11

They will pass message on.

— Camp Springs, 2012-12-18 09:35:56

Will pass message on to the senator.

— Accokeek, 2012-12-18 09:40:12

I called to say I think there SHOULD be appropriate cuts to social security and Medicare. I am a retiree! Be careful Move On doesn't become part of the problem.

— Chevy Chase, 2012-12-18 09:43:19

The secretary said she would pass the message on to Senator Cardin. I had to leave a message for Senator Mikulski.

— , 2012-12-18 09:45:44

They said they will pass it on.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 09:46:05

Why should I work all those years for my social security benefits to be cut I put the money in for it. How am I going to live or should I work until I die. If they ut the Social Security at lease rase my amount a senior can make from 38,000.00 til know limit. Why should the senior work all there life to have there money cut. I had a husband that passaway and I could'nt draw his money because I was over the limit I could make. So that money went to the state, because I remarried. it's offer the way seniors are treated in this country.

— forest hgts, 2012-12-18 09:46:43

I left a message with their assistants asking them to relay my call and message to them.

— Capitol Heights, 2012-12-18 09:50:52

I did speak with individuals at each office.

— Stewartstown, 2012-12-18 09:54:25

Sen. Cardin's aide said she'd pass the message directly to the senator. I left a message on Sen. Mikulski's voice mail.

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 09:57:11

It is imperative that Social Security & Medicare/Medicaid remain intact!!

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 09:57:36

I recommended the option of means testing Social Security beneficiaries instead.

— Betterton, 2012-12-18 09:57:53

I will not be calling because, although I do not want the cuts, and I am well into my SS years - we ALL have to give - we can get this back when things improve. But first let's stop the wars that are depleting our domestic funds - if we had spent the same effort stopping Bush's wars we wouldn't be having this conversation.

— Chevy Chase, 2012-12-18 10:02:24

Senator Cardin's office said he is opposed to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

— Woodstock, 2012-12-18 10:16:08

Called Benjamin Cardin's office and a girl answered and told me she will relay the information to Senator Cardin.

— Greenbelt, 2012-12-18 10:22:30

Spoke to aides in both Sen. Mikulski's office and Sen. Cardin's office. Both promised to pass along my strong feelings on the issue of cuts to Social Security, and both indicated that this is and has always been these senators' position as well.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 10:23:40

Mikulski's staffer assured that she would oppose the deal. Cardin's office says he hasn't formed an opinion. I'm betting he caves, too.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 10:26:14

"We'll pass that message on to her (Sen. Mikulski)"

— Takoma Park, 2012-12-18 10:31:57

I'll pass this along.

— Brookeville, 2012-12-18 10:46:49

Told thast they would pass my message on

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 10:49:33

"I will be sure to report that to the Senator."

— North Potomac, 2012-12-18 10:49:50

Aides in both office said they would pass my messages along to the senators.

— Columbia, 2012-12-18 11:07:12

The reply was that they will pass the information along.

— Palmer Park, 2012-12-18 11:08:36

Cardin's office did not need my name or county. They said they "are keeping a tally instead due to the large number of calls" Mikulski's office took my name and county, after I offered it to them.They did not request it, i.e.

— chevy chase, 2012-12-18 11:09:45

They will pass on my comments to the senator.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 11:41:52

Said they would pass along the message.

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 11:42:20

Left a message to say that I/We support them both 100%

— Clinton, 2012-12-18 11:43:21

I talk to both parties office and they said they would make sure they get my message and concerns . I was also told that it was a good thing that I was calling to get my voice heard college park MD

— college park, 2012-12-18 11:44:46

Someone picked up the phone and I was told my message will be given to my representative

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 12:09:25

I spoke to staff aides in both offices who said they'd pass the message on to the senators - the message being not to cut Social Security by changing the cost of living formula and instead to focus on ending the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy. Thanks for organizing this. Walter Malakoff

— Takoma Park, 2012-12-18 12:12:22

Message left with peron on the phone

— Temple Hills, 2012-12-18 12:14:13

Mikulski had an answer machine - didn't even get to speak to a real person Cardin's office is keeping tally on phone calls received

— silver spring, 2012-12-18 12:24:37


— Riverdale, 2012-12-18 12:25:57

We need a cost of living increase.... not a reduction

— orlando, 2012-12-18 12:26:33

Spoke with nstaffers in both offices who indicated that they would let the Senators know of my concerns

— Gaithersburg, 2012-12-18 12:29:33

The receptionist in both offices said they would pass this on to their respective Senators... I hope they do listen to us!

— Lanham, 2012-12-18 12:30:19

I spoke to someone in Senator Cardin's office. She said that the Senator did not want cuts to Social Security or to Medicare; she also said that he had not made a statement about the fiscal deal currently being considered. She will pass on my message, and send a response via mail.

— White Marsh, 2012-12-18 12:34:00

aides thanked me and said they`d pass it on

— Potomac, 2012-12-18 12:39:33

Why should people with AGI of, say, $200,000 or more receive Social Security benefits? I am in favor of SS cuts for high income people who don't need SS. Also, I am in favor of getting the word out: cuts to SS do NOT have to mean cuts to those who really need all of their SS benefits. Let's encourage a better understanding of the possible "cuts" so that people will not be unnecessarily scared.

— South Bowie, 2012-12-18 12:56:59

Spoke with someone in Sen. Cardin's office & will pass the word to him, left a message on Sen. Mikulski's voice mail.

— Bowie, 2012-12-18 12:59:23

Shocking that Obama would make this deal. I voted for him because I thought he wouldn't cave and would protect my interests. Shame on him. Just furious

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 13:01:07

The president doesn't need to compromise on soc. sec. and taxes right now!

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 13:05:34

Their offices told me that both Senators are opposed to any Social Security cuts.

— POTOMAC, 2012-12-18 13:09:13

I urged both to stick with the people who need with the neediest, whether with Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. Mikulski's person said "she sure will." Cardin's said she'd let him know.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 13:10:32

Cardin's office said opposed to SS benefits

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 13:24:54

Left voice messages at Sen. Mikulski and Cardin's offices.

— Woodbine, 2012-12-18 13:25:49

left a msg for cardin. hopefully he will stand strong with those on fixed incomes!

— Takoma Pk, 2012-12-18 13:33:22

Both phones answered by staffers who said they would pass the message on to the Senator.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 13:39:36

Talked with aides at both senatorial offices and they said they would pass my comments on to the senators.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 13:42:12

I called both Senators Mikulski and Cardin, requesting that "do Not cut Social Security" benefits" in any way. I am down to eating (1) meal per day because I can't afford a reduction in my stipend. Sen. Mikulski's office agreed to vote against it. Left message with Sen. Cardin's office. Joyce Boone (240) 422-2673

— Glen Burnie, 2012-12-18 13:44:18

will pas message on

— Fort Meade, 2012-12-18 13:48:32

aide said my message would be passed on to Senator Cardin

— , 2012-12-18 13:48:35

I did call Senator Cardin's office. The staff member took the call and will definitely add it in support of No Cuts to Social Security. I added that I am 70 and absolutely depend on my Social Security income to meet my needs now that I'm retired.

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 13:50:54

The person(s) that answered the call(s) indicated that the message will be pass to the senator(s)

— POOLESVILLE, 2012-12-18 13:51:59

There has been an increase of 1.7 do to increase in living...

— Upper Marlboro, 2012-12-18 13:56:15

Discussed satisfactorily with his aide. She said that he will minimize any cuts

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 13:58:27

Aide will pass my request on to the senator

— , 2012-12-18 14:03:20

Senator Cardin office said I was # 90 and I did not need to leave my name & number. Senator Mikulski office I had to just leave the message

— Palmer Park, 2012-12-18 14:05:41

an aide from both offices said they would pass along the messages to the respective senators.

— Riverdale, 2012-12-18 14:09:49

Don't let Republicans sell their lies. If they say something 10,000 times people will believe every word. Unfortunately it is true. Unfunded Wars and Wall Street telling everybody the street will police themselves. They and deregulate and everything will fine. Don't drink the Koolaide this time.

— Clarksburg, 2012-12-18 14:11:04

I left messages for the Senators and for Rep. Van Hollen. Thank you for encouraging me to do this.

— Rockville, 2012-12-18 14:24:48

Clinton, 12/18/12 @ 5:20pm - In calls placed to both of the Senators' offices, aides stated that they would pass my concerns on to the respective Senators.

— Clinton, 2012-12-18 14:28:29

an aide said he would pass the message along to Senator Mikulski

— Sykesville, 2012-12-18 14:28:52

Left message with clerical staff for both Senator Mikulski and Cardin.

— Upper Marlboro, 2012-12-18 14:40:52

each aide said they would pass my message along to the senator, and they both oppose any cuts to Social Security

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 14:50:47

Please save social security and medicare

— Laplata, 2012-12-18 15:02:19

Left a message with and aid…

— Frederick, 2012-12-18 15:19:24

Secretary or assistant taking a talley.

— Crofton, 2012-12-18 16:08:30

i left messages.

— Bethesda, 2012-12-18 16:15:44

We need to cut entitlements in order the stop the deficit spending. Let's start a petition to balance the budget without tax increases immediately. We need massive government spending cuts NOW!!

— Ellicott City, 2012-12-18 17:44:26

Spoke with both, but my opinion (as a progressive) is that your position (No changes.) is a dangerous as the Republicans' positions. I am 61 and would support a 1 year increase in SSI retirement age with another every 5 years until it reaches 68 or 69. We live longert than when it was designed. I am also not in favor of COLA's . You put $ in, you get $ out. However, no new money appears from out of the blue.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-18 17:48:47

Message was left for both senators. Also I am praying that social security benefits want be cut. Please don't let those republicans do this to us.There are some seniors who will be worse off than me. I thank that I am good health and have to buy medican, but my rent go up every year.I hope and pray that you all will take on rent control next please do.Happy Hanukkah /Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year !!!

— , 2012-12-18 18:01:04

Called after hours, will pass this on to others and will call them both all day tomorrow.

— Windsor Mill, 2012-12-18 18:03:23

Called after office hours. Left a recorded message for both Senators. Will call again tomorrow.

— Baltimore, 2012-12-18 18:24:52

Left message urging both senators to strongly oppose any cuts to social security.

— Catonsville, 2012-12-19 04:10:05

called at 7:25 am so just left a message not to put social security on the table. also oppose raising taxable income to 400k we need revenue not cuts to social security.

— oakland, 2012-12-19 04:29:55

LM for Mikulski Spoke to aid in Cardin's offce and will pass on my conerns

— Baltimore, 2012-12-19 05:34:47

Do not compromise our Social Security benefits in the fiscal deal with the Republicans. Sharon Setzer Md. 21037

— edgewater, 2012-12-19 05:38:44

Tphoned urgenting Sen.Miklski &Cardin to vote for Social Security Benefits Prince George,2012-19-89:38AM

— Camp Springs , 2012-12-19 05:38:59

I spoke to Mike at Senator Cardin's office and Ann at Senator Mikulski office. Both of the assistants promised to pass on my message of opposition to cuts.

— Suitland, 2012-12-19 07:13:38

I called both numbers, spoke the secretaries and left detailed messages to be passed on to the both senators.

— Lanham, 2012-12-19 07:42:27

Aides took my call and both senators are opposed to the cuts; said they would pass message on.

— Seat Pleasant, 2012-12-19 07:52:16

The receptionist in each office said they will pass on my message, which as "NO cuts in Social Security! Get the money from those who can best afford to pay it."

— SILVER SPRING, 2012-12-19 08:34:44

An to Senator Cardin said she would pass on message to Senator. Left a recorded message for Senator Mikulski.

— , 2012-12-19 09:20:36

Staffer for Mikulski said he would "make sure she gets your message". I also said I opposed raising the Bush tax cuts to $400,000.

— Denton, 2012-12-19 09:57:40

Aide took message for Sen. Cardin. Aide for Sen. Mikulski asserted her continued efforts to protect Soc. Scty.

— White Plains, 2012-12-19 10:19:39

I'm a 55 yr old single woman on SSDI with no husband or children to help me. I'm already crippled with intractable pain. Please don't cripple me further with a chained CPI.

— Perryville, 2012-12-19 11:02:29

I hope these cuts do not go through. How will people eat? How will they live. They can barely live now.

— Temple Hills, 2012-12-19 12:35:03

Made my remarks to as staff member.

— Baltimore, 2012-12-19 12:38:17

mikulski's office said they have received thousands of calls

— ellicott city, 2012-12-19 13:01:34

No cuts at all.

— pikesville, 2012-12-19 13:35:51

Had to leave a message for both.

— Owings Mills, 2012-12-19 15:12:10

When I called Senator Mikulski's number I was asked for a mailbox number.

— Capitol Heights, 2012-12-19 15:46:25

I have paid Social Security for 40 years. I am still paying a Morgage, it is not just that the Goverment does not have any creativity to solve economic problems that to get more money from practically the poor, because the middle class is disappearing. I pay more taxes than Rodney. It is really an abuse.

— Germantown, 2012-12-19 20:00:29

Sen. Ben Cardin's office acknowledged they would oppose any cuts. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office advised they would pass along the message but would not commit to more than that. Senator Mikulski has just received a new job with Senate appropriations committee. We need to make sure she doesn't cave on this due to political pressure from above.

— Annapolis, 2012-12-19 21:00:44

I left a message on Sen. Cardin's "voice mail. I spoke with a staff member of Sen. Mikulski who promised to pass along my comments to the senator. My guess is that Democratic members of the Senate and the House are waiting to review the totality of the agreement that emerges from the "fiscal cliff" negotiations -- assuming one is reached. If President Obama is unable to persuade Speaker Bohener to accept increased tax rates for those making $500,000 or more a year, there may be a revolt among Democratic legislators against any changes in the calculation of the Social Security COLA.

— Annapolis, 2012-12-20 04:13:43

All of our daily living expenses are rising out benefits are not and our incomes are not. Those of us who earn less than $250,000 a year cannot afford any more reductions.

— Mt Rainier, 2012-12-20 04:26:33

A pleasant lady answered & will pass the message to Sen. Cardin. Answering machine for Sen. Mikulski I left a message.

— Waldorf, 2012-12-20 06:09:19

people answering the phone seemed very tired and would see that they got the message.

— Glenn Dale, 2012-12-20 07:48:28

Told staffers who said they would pass on the message to the Senators.

— Harmans, 2012-12-20 08:16:42

I was told that the message would be passed on.

— baltimore, 2012-12-20 08:53:41

Left a message at B.Mikulski's office and I spoke to an asst. at B. Cardins office and relayed my concerns.

— Waldorf, 2012-12-20 11:25:14

Thank you for the privilage of calling my senators florence kasden

— Fulton, 2012-12-20 11:30:30

Both calls were taken with kindness and respect. The person for Ben Cardin said he was against cuts to SS. The person for Barabara Mikulski, wrote my message down and said he would pass it on.

— Frederick, 2012-12-20 11:36:07

spoke with staff who assured me that the Senators will stop any deal that affects SS.

— Greenbelt, 2012-12-20 14:11:46

I talked to someone in the offices of Mikulski and Cardin and they will relate a message to the senators.

— Clinton, 2012-12-21 08:52:59

Left a message

— Clinton, 2012-12-21 09:24:17

social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.It should not be part of the conversation,about the fiscal cliff,Cut the defense budget.Go over the cliff if you have to.That way we get rid of the Bush tax cuts.

— Upper Marlboro, 2012-12-21 10:03:39

Please stop any efforts to cut social security benefits.

— Jessup, 2012-12-23 03:34:13

Please do all you can to make sure that the Security benefits for Seniors remain in existance

— , 2012-12-24 05:29:13

reached actual people at both numbers. Could you provide # to reach Obama please? Thanks.

— Baltimore, 2012-12-26 08:27:59

Md. senators are not going to support the cuts.

— Silver Spring, 2012-12-26 10:36:28

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