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Progressive Dem PAC alarmed over deficit meetings


The e-mail noted that Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Hoyer: DACA deal a long ways off MORE (D-Ill.), Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Republican Sens. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoSenate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA Dems rip Trump's Fed pick as Senate panel mulls three key nominees Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans in Dodd-Frank overhaul MORE (R-Idaho) and Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnPaul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism Republicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare MORE (R-Okla.) have been meeting on the possible legislation.

The group met Monday and Conrad was to pitch its ideas to Democrats at a Senate retreat Wednesday.

The PAC noted that the debt commission recommended raising the retirement age by the year 2075 and adjusting how cost-of-living increases are calculated in order to scale back benefits.

“We want to make sure that Congress understands what they are doing when they plan to cut the rug out from under working people who need Social Security to support themselves, their families, and their communities. That's why we are collecting stories from folks like you to share with Congress and to put in TV ads for everyone to see,” the e-mail stated.

It also sought a $5 contribution from supporters to fund the ad campaign.