Will Social Security Get Tossed Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Will Social Security Get Tossed Off the Fiscal Cliff?

Labor Notes: December 05, 2012 / Jane Slaughter

Advocates of Social Security are holding informational pickets today at 100 Social Security offices in 22 states. They’re led by workers from inside the offices themselves, who know firsthand how much the monthly check means to retirees and people with disabilities.

The AFL-CIO is promoting more actions, including visits to Congress members’ district offices, on December 10. The goal is to keep Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid out of negotiations over the fiscal cliff. (See Fiscal Cliff or Fiscal Bluff?)

Congressional Democrats appear divided on whether cuts to Social Security should be part of the all-important negotiations with Republicans this month.

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