The Bush Administration released its fiscal year 2007 budget which slashed Medicare by $36 billion over the next five years and $105 billion over the next ten years.  

These are cuts to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulance services, and other providers and increases in Medicare premiums for certain beneficiaries. At the same time that the budget slashes Medicare funding, it protects the special interests, leaving intact the $10 billion Medicare slush fund for HMOs. We can't let our parents and grandparents pay the price for Republican corruption.

We must stop the reckless Bush Administration agenda. Join the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in sending this petition to tell Congress to put our seniors ahead of their big industry donors. Democrats are ready to act but need Republicans to vote against it as well. There are simply not enough Democrats to stop it without bipartisan support. Helping elect Democrats in the November election will ensure a Democratic Majority who would restore the People's House once again to the people putting our seniors first.

Sign the petition and tell Congress to Protect our Seniors from Billions In Harmful Medicare Cuts!

Dear Congressman/Congresswoman,

I am writing today to express my concern over President Bush's
proposed billions in cuts to Medicare and the State Children's
Health Insurance Program. His budget is a disgrace, it makes huge
cuts to the Medicare program and then turns around and gives away
billions to HMOs while extending tax breaks for the wealthiest

I ask you to stand up for me and my family and not make deep
cuts to critical safety net programs like Medicare and the State
Children's Health Insurance Program which provide care for two of
our most important and vulnerable groups -- our seniors and our
future, the children.

If President Bush is concerned about deficits, he should look
at subsidies for Big Oil and tax cuts for millionaires, not
programs that keep working families healthy.

Support these critical programs and stand with me.

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