Fighting City and State Budget Cuts: Make the Bosses Take the Losses!
SF Gray Panthers at the November 19, 2008 demonstration against Schwarzenegger's elimination of the Renter's Rebate. The largest of Schwarzenegger's personal line-item vetoes after the budget had been settled with the legislature, this program had existed for decades to give hundreds of thousands of California's poorest seniors and disabled people a few hundred dollars per year to help buy food, medicine, or maybe even a Christmas present for their children. SSI and SSDI recipients have already lost a $200 cost of living adjustment. Medicare-MediCal recipients have lost $96 in assistance for Medicare Part B premiums. Read more from BeyondChron. More from Senior Action Network. See videos of this demonstration. See earlier demonstration against state cuts.