It's here: Call Joe Lieberman Day

Hit it. For more information on why, read this article. Also, so more people will take part, please recommend the diary I posted about this action over at Dailykos. Further, Atrios has some good ideas on how to make the call--Chris

Starting today at noon, make sure you drop Shaky Joe a line, letting him know you oppose all bill's to phase out social security, whether the bill is Bush's or Lindsey Grahams. Also let him know you don't appreciate his weak rhetoric in the issue...all that does is help Republican.

Here's the contact info:

706 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4041 Voice
(202) 224-9750 Fax

One Constitution Plaza
7th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 549-8463 Voice
(800) 225-5605 In CT
(860) 549-8478 Fax
(860) 522-8443 TDD

He's out of Washington today, so a call to his Connecticut offices might be in order. Especially if you are a Connecticutie.

Post the message you left Joe here!

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My problem with Loserman is the Iraq War
I will be calling his office to register my complaints about the following:
  1. Even if he believes in the war, it does not excuse his total acceptance of Bush's execution of the war. Nothing stops him from accounting for the missing billions or trying to get veterans more of the budgetary defense pie.
  2. Why has he not criticized Bush even once in the last 5 years while he has criticized people like Dean a lot? As a veteran senator, he should know better than fall into the Dean is a lefty trap.
3)I will not call about SS because quite frankly, I don't think most supporters of either party even have a clue about the system and that includes me.
by Pravin 2005-02-22 07:13AM | 0 recs
Atrios suggested asking joe the following question
Spend the day calling the offices of  Joe Lieberman. Ask his staff, nicely, if the Senator:
a) Opposes diverting payroll taxes out of the Trust Fund and into private accounts, making the program less solvent
b) Opposes cuts in promised benefits

And, if a) and b) are true, ask him why he is currently "is undecided about the concept of using payroll taxes to fund private Social Security accounts." And, if a) and b) are not true, why is that in 2002 he said:

   

We understand Social Security's economic value and appreciate its moral value, and that we won't let it be diluted, dismantled or dissolved ... Simply put, Social Security privatization would take away the safety from the safety net, and turn the idea of a rainy day fund into a sink or swim proposition. If you don't choose wisely, you lose badly. And the government's response to bad luck would be to say, "tough luck."

by Teaser 2005-02-22 07:35AM | 0 recs
could you
post this at dKos as well. The more people see this the better
by michael in chicago 2005-02-22 08:06AM | 0 recs
Don't forget the stick, too...
While making that nice-tone-of-voice call to Sen. Lieberman's office, don't be afraid to let them know that you're a loyal member of the blogosphere and (if applicable) that you've got a check waiting for a more progressive Democrat in the 2006 Democratic Primary (he's up again).

Eric Davis
Democracy for Illinois (dot org)

by ericd1112 2005-02-22 09:27AM | 0 recs
Keep our options open too
If he won't commit to SS remind him we won't commit to him!
by eddieb 2005-02-22 10:17AM | 0 recs
My fax to Joe
Dear Senator Lieberman,

    It is with a great deal of worry that I am writing this message to you regarding your stance on social security.  Recently you have made statements that you support an add-on benefit to social security in the form of private, investable accounts.  While this is not, in and of itself, a problem, the approach your office takes to this issue seems increasingly dubious.  Having spoken with staffer in your office who have indicated that you might favor using an increase in the FICA tax cap to fund these accounts, I cannot express my distress with this information strongly enough.  Adopting this approach is as much a step on the path towards the phase-out of social security as is support of the president's proposal.  Anything that cuts into current or future benefits supplied by the trust fund is damaging to the future of social security, and can be adapted as a means of defunding the system.  Surely you are aware that defunding the crown jewel of the New Deal is the ultimate goal of all conservative proposals, even those you are discussing with Senator Lindsey Graham in his social security working group.
    Leaving aside for a moment the perils of the Graham proposal, it is still not entirely clear why you are so adamantly intent upon providing the Republican right with rhetorical cover on this matter.  The president and the Republican party are self-destructing on this issue, and the so-called Senate "moderate" Democrats keep throwing them life preservers.  The politically intelligent approach would be to wait for any talk of privatization has fizzled out into the bottomless pit of unpopular proposals and then attempt to tighten up social security with the merely modest changes the program needs to shore it up.  Even a kind of add-on account wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea, as long as it was not funded from the FICA taxes.  Down that path, as I have pointed out, lies the ultimate demolition of the greatest legacy of FDR.
    So, Senator Lieberman, I ask you to do the right thing.  Support your party, support your caucus, support the nation's seniors and support an intact social security.  Oppose the president's privatization scheme and oppose Lindsey Graham's scheme.  We can do better.  Democrats around the country and in Connecticut are depending on you.  And they are watching you.

by Teaser 2005-02-22 11:53AM | 0 recs
Calling Senator Joe
I called his office today and expressed my opinion but I was caught off guard when the staffer asked me my zip code.  Word of warning----before you call, look up a Connecticut zip code so that your message will have more weight.
by Marie Smith 2005-02-22 04:14PM | 0 recs
This idea
is dumb.  Enough said.
by NCDem 2005-02-23 06:50AM | 0 recs
by kan105 2006-05-13 04:19AM | 0 recs

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