Filed under Social Security & Medicare

Paul Ryan’s Health Care Plan 2016

  Link to Paul Ryan’s plan on his U.S. House of Representatives website. “Paul Ryan’s Promised Obamacare Replacement Plan Shockingly Turns Out Not to Exist Again” New York Magazine, Daily Intelligencer, June 16, 2016 “GOP health insurance plan would make workers pay tax on benefits” USA Today, June 22, 2016 “Paul Ryan’s ‘Better Way’ points … Continue reading »

Orin Hatch attacks Social Security Works

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, just singled out Social Security Works for our “unreasonableness on Social Security.” He’s right. We won’t stand quietly by while Senate Republicans attempt to cut our earned Social Security benefits. Support Social Security Works!

A young person’s guide to Social Security

Economic Policy Institute A young person’s guide to Social Security January 28, 2016 Download PDF Social Security is the nation’s most successful anti-poverty program and it remains a fundamental pillar of the American economy—one that is critical to the long-term economic security of today’s young people. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) and EPI just released an updated … Continue reading »

Statements from the Band of Rebels Picnic

Bakken Crude and Water in Finger Lakes Region 1. Bakken crude oil is more volatile than heavy crude oil, and rail tankers currently in use are prone to rupture when derailed. Since 2013, twelve accidents have occurred involving tankers carrying oil, much of it Bakken crude, in the U.S. and Canada, always almost always resulting … Continue reading »

The Medicare Miracle

by Paul Krugman The New York Times September 1, 2014 So, what do you think about those Medicare numbers? What, you haven’t heard about them? Well, they haven’t been front-page news. But something remarkable has been happening on the health-spending front, and it should (but probably won’t) transform a lot of our political debate. The … Continue reading »

Fix for projected Social Security gap is obvious

Democrat & Chronicle 12:03 a.m. EST November 16, 2013 (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin) The Republicans’ and some misguided Democrats’ focus on “fixing” Social Security’s projected 2033 deficit by reducing benefits or increasing the retirement age is an affront to people’s intelligence. The Congressional Budget Office examined dozens of ways to extend the present Social Security surplus … Continue reading »

Friday Alert: Alliance for Retired Americans

Headlines: Harry Reid: No Grand Bargain in the Near Future Key Negotiator, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Does Not Want to Reduce Medicare Benefits Detroit’s Bankruptcy Trial Begins Troubling Trade Deal on the Horizon New Hampshire and New Mexico Alliance Chapters Hold Conferences, Elect Officers  Here is your October 25, 2013 Friday Alert: Harry Reid: No … Continue reading »

Alliance for Retired Americans Email Oct. 17, 2013

Top: Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans joins protest of government shutdown and demand no cuts to Social Security (such as using the chained CPI to calculate cost of living adjustments) in a grand bargain.Bottom: Virginia Alliance for Retired Americans members join hands at the U.S. Capitol to protest the chained CPI Social Security cut in … Continue reading »

Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday on July 30, 2013

MEDICARE IS THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM! HELP SUPPORT SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK! WHAT: Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday with Monroe Democrat Committee and Hon. Harry Bronson WHEN: July 30, 2013 TIME: 4 PM (we will be done in time to go to immigration rally) WHERE: We will assemble in the parking lot of Monroe Democratic committee, 1150 University … Continue reading »

Help Stop the Cuts to Social Security

Call Senator Schumer July 10 – 11th Each year politicians come up with a new scheme to cut Social Security in an effort to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, children and the disabled. Each year we are forced to raise our voices and to say no these cuts. This year Politicians latest … Continue reading »

Austerity or Accuracy? Why Seniors Need a CPI-E

Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President/CEO In 1987, while the Staff Director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I helped develop legislation to create a Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E).  The goal was to more accurately measure the prices and inflation seniors face, ultimately leading to more … Continue reading »

Social Security should be expanded, not cut

Social Security is still the best retirement program we have. Benefits should be increased, paid for by raising or eliminating the payroll tax cap. By Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times June 5, 2013 Fear-mongers and other critics of Social Security were silenced — momentarily — by the release last week of the annual trustees’ report … Continue reading »

I think we need to get Schumer, a founding member of the Senate’s Strengthen Social Security Caucus, to cosponsor Harkin’s bill, or explain why not!!!! See items below. Doug Nobel _______________________________________ S. 567: Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013 Introduced:Mar 14, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)Sponsor:Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA]Status: Referred to Committee This bill was … Continue reading »