May 16, 2014

Marco Rubio Proposes Dismantling Medicare and Raising the Retirement Age

On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave a speech at the National Press Club in which he laid out his sweeping proposal to confront the nation’s retirement security crisis through cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

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May 09, 2014

Aging Baby Boomers Expected to Almost Double Nation’s Senior Population

Two newly released reports from the U.S. Census Bureau project that the 65-and-older population in the United States will nearly double by 2050.

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May 02, 2014

Barbara Easterling, Ruben Burks Re-elected as Leaders of the Alliance

The Alliance’s 2014 national convention took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday through Thursday of this week.  On Tuesday, Barbara J. Easterling, who has been President of the Alliance since February of 2009, was re-elected to a four-year term.

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April 25, 2014

Another Survey Suggests U.S. Middle Class is Falling Behind

While income gains for the richest Americans are outpacing their global peers, The New York Times reports that lower- and middle- income tiers in other advanced nations have made greater gains over the last three decades. “The new data about the middle class underscores the growing importance of expanding Social Security,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director for the Alliance.

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April 17, 2014

On Tax Day, Alliance Calls for End to Corporate Tax Loopholes

In honor of this week’s Tax Day, the Alliance asks members to contact Congress and demand the end of two huge tax loopholes that benefit giant corporations.

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April 11, 2014

U.S. House Approves Ryan Budget that Slashes Medicare

In a nearly party-line vote, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted 219-205 on Thursday to approve a 2015 budget plan unveiled last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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April 04, 2014

Paul Ryan’s April Fools’ Day Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically

On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released another Republican budget proposal - this one for the 2015 fiscal year - that would slash programs that benefit seniors in order to cut taxes for corporations and high income earners.

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March 28, 2014

Doc Fix Prevents Cuts to Medicare Providers for a Year

On Thursday, the House approved a so-called “doc fix” bill that serves as a temporary solution to an ongoing structural problem in the formula used to determine Medicare funding levels.

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March 21, 2014

Medicare Means Testing Would Harm Middle Class

Alliance for Retired Americans member and AFSCME retiree leader Charlie Hogan of Chicago joined Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on a press call Thursday co-hosted by the Congresswoman, Social Security Works and the Medicare Rights Center. Mr. Hogan, a veteran, stressed that the retirees of today and tomorrow contributed to our earned benefits, Medicare and Social Security, and that promise should not be broken.

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March 14, 2014

Stand up to the American Legislative Exchange Council and Protect Pensions

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate-funded, “pay-to-play” lobbying group that brings corporations and state legislators together to craft “model” legislation.

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