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Ohioans Travel To DC Urging GOP Sen. Portman To Create Jobs And Save Medicare In Super Committee

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Twenty Ohioans came to Washington D.C. this week to urge their junior senator to focus on creating jobs in his work on the Super Committee. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is one of twelve members of Congress who sit on the Super Committee tasked with reducing the federal debt by $1.5 trillion.

In order to meet that goal, polls show that 63 percent of Americans want the Super Committee to raise taxes on the wealthy and avoid any major changes to Social Security and Medicare.

These 20 Ohioans brought that message to Portman’s office Wednesday, urging the senator to help pay down the debt by taxing millionaires without cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They also implored Portman to make creating jobs a top priority of the Super Committee.

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A number of the proposals floated by Republicans thus far would unfortunately make major cuts to the social safety net. They have proposed repealing health reform, raising the Medicare eligibility age, and even eliminating Medicaid recipients’ access to health insurance.

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