May 13, 2014

Rubio's Plans to Dismantle Social Security, Medicare Intensify Retirement Security Crisis

Today, Senator Marco Rubio insulted the American people by proposing that their most successful earned benefits program, Social Security, should be dismantled. Rubio’s plans to raise the retirement age and to privatize Social Security and Medicare would increase wealth inequality, transferring the only guarantees that most Americans have for a secure retirement to Wall Street bankers and insurance companies.

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April 10, 2014

Ryan Budget Must be Stopped Before it Passes the Senate

“The U.S. House passed Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's fiscal 2015 budget today. It would slash Medicare and Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars.

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April 01, 2014

Paul Ryan Can’t Fool the American People With His Latest Budget

“House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a Republican budget on April Fools’ Day that once again proposes privatizing Medicare and turning it into a voucher system, while lowering tax rates on the wealthy and corporations.

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March 19, 2014

Advocates Join Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to Speak Against Medicare Cuts, Release 150,000 Petitions

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) co-hosted a telephone press conference call with the Medicare Rights Center and Social Security Works releasing 150,000 petition signatures against means testing Medicare and urging President Obama to drop support of Medicare cuts.  Alliance for Retired Americans activist Charlie Hogan explained on the call what Medicare cuts, including further means testing Medicare, would mean for retirees in Illinois and nationwide.

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March 10, 2014

Senior Advocate and Registered Republican: “Bruce Rauner is Wrong for Seniors and the People of Illinois”

Today, the Alliance for Retired Americans released a video of long-term care expert and registered Republican Margaret Niederer voicing strong concerns about GOP front-runner and millionaire Bruce Rauner's run for Governor of Illinois.

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February 20, 2014

Seniors Celebrate Removal of Chained CPI Social Security Cut from President Obama’s Budget

We are thrilled with reports that President Obama heard Alliance members from across the country and removed the chained CPI cut to Social Security and other programs from his 2015 budget. Our voices were heard.

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February 03, 2014

Rob Astorino: Let Seniors Eat Soup, and Then They Won’t Need Dentures

“Telling seniors who depend on Medicaid to “go eat soup” is insulting and degrading to senior citizens everywhere.

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January 29, 2014

Retirees Breathe a Sigh of Relief Following State of the Union Address

“Members of the Alliance for Retired Americans watched the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night with an eye on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Income Inequality.

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December 11, 2013

Budget Agreement between Sen. Murray, Rep. Ryan Averts Shutdown, Still Much to Do

The two-year budget agreement unveiled by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday night will bring more certainty to the nation’s economy. The Alliance for Retired Americans is grateful that the deal was reached without cutting earned Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.

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December 05, 2013

Time to Nip the Next Example of Income Inequality in the Bud

With the Budget Conference Committee, set up to resolve differences in House and Senate spending plans, preparing to meet next week, Reps. Jim Bridenstine  (R-OK) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) have proposed increasing federal employees' contribution toward their retirement program from 0.8 percent to 2.0 percent of pay over three years.

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