Progressive Dem PAC alarmed over deficit meetings


The e-mail noted that Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinTop Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms Top Dem: Shutdown over border wall would be 'height of irresponsibility' Sunday shows preview: Trump stares down 100-day mark MORE (D-Ill.), Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Republican Sens. Mike CrapoMike CrapoLawmakers call for pilot program to test for energy sector vulnerabilities Senators war over Wall Street during hearing for Trump's SEC pick Overnight Finance: Biz groups endorse Trump's Labor pick | New CBO score coming before health bill vote | Lawmakers push back on public broadcasting cuts MORE (R-Idaho) and Tom CoburnTom CoburnFreedom Caucus saved Paul Ryan's job: GOP has promises to keep Don't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC Coburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential 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.