October 07, 2011

Super Committee Could Cut Social Security COLAs with “Chained CPI” Change

According to multiple sources, Members of Congress on the Super Committee charged with reducing the nation’s budget deficit are considering changing the formula that determines the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for future Social Security recipients.

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September 30, 2011

Sickest Medicare Patients May Be Greatly Affected by the Super Committee

The “Super Committee” in Congress is tasked with finding $1.2 trillion worth of savings by November 23. If its members fail to do so, automatic spending cuts will kick in, taking that amount evenly from domestic and military spending. With only two out of the six meetings the committee has held thus far having been public, observers’ apprehension is growing.

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September 23, 2011

Alliance Praises the President's Economic Proposal

On Monday, President Obama outlined a series of spending cuts and tax increases that will result in $4.4 trillion in deficit reduction. The plan calls for comprehensive tax reform, the closing of tax loopholes, and ending special interest tax breaks.

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September 16, 2011

White House Appears Unlikely to Put Social Security Cuts Back on the Table

White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage has said that President Obama’s deficit proposal will not include any changes to Social Security, reiterating the President’s belief that Social Security did not cause the immediate deficit problem.

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September 09, 2011

On First Day “Super Committee” Meets, 500 Alliance Members Come to Capitol Hill

On Thursday, 500 seniors met with their Members of Congress and Senators and voiced their concerns about Social Security, Medicare, and other issues close to their heart.

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September 02, 2011

As Super Committee Gets Set to Tackle the Nation's Debt...

According to Politico, Republican members of the deficit-slashing Super Committee are meeting on Capitol Hill to hash out their own strategy ahead of the panel’s first official meetings after Labor Day, preparing for an intense fall push to cut $1.5 trillion from the deficit. 

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August 26, 2011

New Hampshire Alliance Takes on Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a group of New Hampshire seniors, including members of the Alliance, that he supports raising the retirement age or cutting benefits, as opposed to asking all taxpayers to pay a fair share to strengthen Social Security.

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August 19, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Runs into the New Hampshire Alliance on the Campaign Trail

On Saturday, Texas Governor Rick Perry entered the race to win the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Five days later, his Thursday morning stop on the campaign trail was met with dozens of angry seniors and protesters from the New Hampshire Alliance.

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August 12, 2011

Social Security's 76th Anniversary is this Sunday

On July 30, the Alliance celebrated the 46th Anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This Sunday, August 14, we will be celebrating the 76th Anniversary of Social Security, and Alliance members have been working to educate other members and the public on the importance of these programs.

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August 05, 2011

Social Security and Medicare Spared – For Now – In Debt Ceiling Deal

Social Security and Medicare escaped a first round of budget cuts in the debt ceiling agreement reached earlier this week in Washington, but future threats loom on the horizon for these two programs. The agreement, which became law on Tuesday, extends government borrowing power into 2013, immediately cuts $400 billion in spending, and cuts $1 trillion in discretionary spending by 2021. Prior to the vote, Alliance members sent nearly 5000 e-mails to Washington, urging lawmakers to not cut Social Security or Medicare.  Medicaid also escaped cuts.

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