Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Friday, November 4, 2011

Super Committee to Slash Medicare


A message from Democracy for America:
News broke yesterday of a very bad idea.

Sixty Democrats in the House signed a letter to the so-called "Super Committee" saying that Medicare benefit cuts are on the table -- essentially giving the Super Committee a green light to slash Medicare in pursuit of its goal of $4 trillion in budget cuts.

These Democrats have thrown up their hands and quit on one of the most important fights right now for the middle class. Worst of all, some of them are progressives we've relied on in the past.

We're looking for personal stories about how Medicare cuts would impact your life and the lives of your family members. A personal story can be a powerful tool in creating change -- and could make the difference in persuading these Democrats to abandon their bad idea.

What's your peronsal story about the role of Medicare in your life? Share your story right now -- and prove to these 60 Democrats why Medicare must be protected.

If you don't have a story, add your name to our pledge to oppose any candidate who votes for cuts to Medicare or Medicaid benefits.

Medicare is not the problem. Medicare did not cause the run-up in federal deficits. Republican tax-cuts to the richest 1% and their corporate friends caused the mess we're in. Those people should be the ones to clean up the mess, not middle class families and seniors that are struggling to get by.

If Democrats give in to Republicans on Medicare, they will be doing so at the expense of so many middle class families that are counting on them right now to protect their benefits in this difficult time.

Share your story about why Medicare cuts should be taken off the table entirely.

I don't have a story to share, but I will sign the pledge.

We'll be sure to get your stories to the Democrats who signed this letter, so that they know you are counting on them to stand up and protect Medicare.

Let's stop this bad idea before it gets any worse.

Thanks for everything you do,


- Gregg Ross, Political Campaign Manager
Democracy for America

 

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