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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 Patrick Leahy: 202-224-4242

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I spoke to an aide that answered the phone and they said they would pass the message along.

— Plainfield, 2012-12-18 07:16:34

o an aide that answered the phone and they said they would pass the message along

— Woodstock, 2012-12-18 07:38:11

I spoke directly with the Washington Office. Both do not support the Social Security cuts. I am fairly confident that they would not vote for it but I am not sure. Peter Welch has only stated that he will not vote for a bad deal but has not commented on this proposal.

— North Pomfret, 2012-12-18 07:52:21

Sen. Leahy will respond by letter. Sen. Sanders' aide said she will give him the message and he will respond by letter. I got no impression of what they will do, but I'm sure they are pro-Social Security, esp. Mr. Sanders.

— Rochester, 2012-12-18 08:22:22

I left a message with Senator Sanders aide.

— Barton, 2012-12-18 08:25:19

At Leahys number I left a message. At Sanders I spoke to an aide who said she would pass it along to the Senator. I live in Ripton VT, My name is Catherine Braun

— Ripton, 2012-12-18 08:50:50

I left a message for Senator Leahy not to touch Social Security. I spoke with an aid for Senator Sanders and left the same message.

— Bennington, 2012-12-18 08:58:16

left message for Leahy because I am not sure I can trust him to stand up to outside influences. I trust Bernie to do the right thing.

— Brattleboro, 2012-12-18 08:58:53

Leahy representative said he is solidly behind changes to social security. Sanders rep. said thank you for calling.

— Manchester,, 2012-12-18 09:09:05

spoke to aide who would pass the message along

— Killington, 2012-12-18 09:16:20

Spoke to aides at both offices. Was assured at Sen. Sanders office that he would fight this and not go along

— Woodstock, 2012-12-18 09:16:22

Both Senator's office folk answered the phone on the second ring! They are on it! This is how it is suppose to work.

— Huntington, 2012-12-18 09:19:37

The people who answered at both offices said they would pass the message on.

— Westford, 2012-12-18 09:31:49

They will both work to stop the deal.

— Burlington, 2012-12-18 10:24:06

Bernie especially is much stronger than anyone else in Congress (well, maybe Nancy Pelosi is right there with him) on these programs. I called both offices and I know that Leahy's is getting a lot of calls. I spoke to aides in both offices.

— Newport, 2012-12-18 10:37:34

I left a message for both Leahey and Sanders.

— Putney, 2012-12-18 10:38:42

All they wanted was my mailing address. Please!

— Pinewood, 2012-12-18 10:51:56

I spoke to an aide that answered the phone and they said they would pass the message along.

— Warren, 2012-12-18 12:15:41

The men who answered my calls made sure to tell me how Senator Saunders is working hard and is very firm on these points....Very similar agreement at Senator Leahy's office. We all know these men have been on top of this matter and are giving it all they've got. Now we need Action.

— killington, 2012-12-18 12:19:36

Please Help keep the social security! My father just died.and my sister died just before that and my brother died before that.In between my sister and brother,my wife had a stroke. I need all the help I can get. Steve Carlsen Many Thanks!

— Burlington, 2012-12-18 18:05:08

I left a message... thank you for your work Move.Org. Washington rep for Vt do not make cuts to SS, medicad or medicare!!!

— Weston, 2012-12-19 04:02:11

I talked with the aide in both offices. They promised to pass my message to the Senators

— Goshen, 2012-12-19 07:14:03

I left a message at each office. Interesting - Senator Leahy's office asked my name, Senator Sander's office did not.

— St. Albans, 2012-12-19 07:50:04

My experience is exactly that of North Pomfret, 2012-12-18 07:52:21 as regards both Senators. told both that I was spesking for myself & my wife. We live in Bridgewater.

— Bridgewater Corners, 2012-12-19 09:01:52

I spoke with both of their aides who said that they'd pass the messages on.

— Springfield, 2012-12-19 09:26:07

The young man who answered said that he would forward my message, which also advised the Sen. to instruct our President NOT to throw old people under the bus.

— Townshend, 2012-12-19 10:05:43

It is said that a society is judged by the way they care for and respect their elders. Here we have a President, elected by both electoral and popular vote -- daring to think that he can bed down with the "den of thieves" led by none other than Mr. Bonehead of the blue state of Ohio. How dare they even think of this. Secondly, if the choice is cutting social security or cutting the assault weapons that US military uses to kill the babies, husbands, wives, elders of other societies around our Planet, then it should be a no-brainer of what is the right path to take. We live in a world of violence, and the role modeling of a character which is respectful of other citizens of the World, and truly believes in peace should start with Y-O=U, Mr. President, and with Y-O-U Mr. Head of the Senate. Let all of our hearts and minds be filled with PEACE! Bob A. Plainfield, VT

— Plainfield, 2012-12-19 16:24:17

I spoke with and aide at Senator Sanders' office that said he does not support cuts to Social Security and would pass on the message. I left a message with an aide at Senator Leahy's office. The aide did not state whether he was for or against the reported cuts to Social Security.

— Olympus, 2012-12-20 07:41:29

Talked to staff, they were supportive but non commital

— Richmond, 2012-12-20 09:03:14

In honesty, I did not ask the Senators whether they are committed to "stop the deal". I instead registered my ire that Obama has Social Security on the table. I asked did the Senator(s) feel similarly. The answer in both cases was "yes" quite clearly. Social Security should not be involved in any way in making the general budget more fiscally sound. It is a totally separate program from the general budget. I imagine Medicare is the same but I don't know that for a fact. Finally I said, this "my way or we go over the cliff" negotiation stance of the Republicans is completely irresponsible. OK, Obama, stand up. If they are going to black mail the Democrats again with their outrageous positions, it is time to call their bluff. Do not back down and give "again". That was my message. And the aid gave the impression that the Senators were also mad about this, bu they did not say specifically "Go to the wall, don't back down" would be their position.

— Montpelier, 2012-12-20 09:07:10

spoke with an aide who said the message will be passed along.

— Calais, 2012-12-21 08:25:31

Please don't let them cut Social Security Benefits. Please Help the seniors. The wealthly could help with the taxes.

— , 2012-12-21 16:12:03

left a message

— Norwich, 2012-12-22 16:03:39


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