June 22, 2012

'Name Our Campaign' - Alliance Summer of Action

Thousands of Alliance members, seniors and allies across the country will mobilize this July 30th, on the 47th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, to warn against drastic cuts discussed in Congress - like the Paul Ryan budget plan, which would threaten the retirement security of future generations.

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June 15, 2012

Romney's Health Plan: Perfect for the Healthy and the Wealthy

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, Mitt Romney laid out a plan on Tuesday in Orlando that would make the health insurance system more like a “consumer market” - leaving it to competition to drive down prices and increase quality.

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June 08, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Wins Recall Election but Appears to Have Lost State Senate

Governor Scott Walker (R) held onto his office, but appears to have lost the state Senate, after Tuesday’s Wisconsin recall elections. Walker won his own race over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D), 53%- 46%, despite union voters’ backing Walker’s recall, 75 percent to 25 percent.

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June 01, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Elections to Take Place on Tuesday

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is fighting for his political life in the upcoming June 5 recall election, with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) hoping to unseat him.

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May 25, 2012

Alan Simpson Unleashes Outrageous Attack on California Alliance Seniors

When former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, ran into California Alliance (CARA) seniors in March, they let him know that they do not support his ideas for addressing the national debt.

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May 18, 2012

Alliance Members in Northeast Round out the 2012 Regional Meetings

Over 150 Alliance members from northeastern states gathered this week in Philadelphia for workshops and presentations to help educate and mobilize retirees for the 2012 elections.

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May 11, 2012

Retirees Would Pay an Extra $20,000 if Supreme Court Overturns Health Reform

Retirees may pay about $20,000 more for medical care if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 2010 health care overhaul, according to a report from Fidelity Investments. 

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May 04, 2012

Alliance Members Prepare for 2012 Elections at Southern Regional Meeting

Over 70 Alliance members from southern states gathered this week in Orlando for workshops and presentations to help educate and mobilize retirees for this fall’s elections.  Retiree activists participated in training sessions to learn the latest developments on Social Security and Medicare; how to use the media and new on-line communications tools to reach seniors in their community; and how to strengthen their grassroots organizing and fund-raising efforts.

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April 27, 2012

Report: Media Coverage Skews Social Security Debate

A new report from the noted Columbia Journalism Review concludes that on Social Security, “much of the press has reported only one side of this story using ‘facts’ that are misleading or flat-out wrong, while ignoring others.”  The study was particularly critical of Washington Post reporters and columnists for dramatically overstating Social Security’s fiscal challenges.  The authors said that, while Social Security is not in perfect health, “the one-sided reporting on this issue has influenced the way millions of Americans, especially younger ones, now think about Social Security.”  Commenting on the report, Alliance Secretary-Treasurer Ruben J. Burks said, “this is yet another reminder of how, particularly in an election year, Alliance members must help their friends and neighbors separate fact from fiction in the media and politics,” he said.  To read the report, visit http://bit.ly/HTjMFG.

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April 20, 2012

Buffett Rule, CEO PayWatch Website Address Economic Unfairness

The “Buffett Rule” - the Democratic-authored effort to impose a minimum tax on millionaires - failed on a largely partisan Senate vote on Monday. The 51 to 45 procedural vote fell short by 9 votes, since 60 are needed to cut off debate.

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