October 16, 2012

Social Security Increase Good News, but Seniors Face Uncertain Future

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to a 1.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security.
 
“The modest inflationary increase in Social Security benefits is good news for seniors, but it could soon be greatly overshadowed by troubling political and legislative developments.

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October 11, 2012

Biden Stands Up for Seniors; Ryan for Insurance Companies

The following statement was issued by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in reaction to tonight’s vice-presidential debate.
 
“Tonight’s debate showed a crystal clear difference between the candidates on key issues of Medicare and Social Security.

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October 11, 2012

Retiree Leader: Stark Choices for Medicare in Tonight's Debate

The following statement was issued by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in advance of tonight’s vice-presidential debate.
 
“Tonight’s debate will address a fundamental question: does Medicare exist to protect seniors’ health or insurance companies’ wealth?

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October 03, 2012

Seniors Looking for Clear Answers in Tonight's Debate

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“Seniors across the country will be paying close attention to tonight’s presidential debate, hoping for clear, honest answers about the future of the Medicare and Social Security they count on to stay healthy and make ends meet.

“Retirees need reassurance that Medicare will continue to help them afford to see a doctor and fill a prescription, and that it will not become a means to help insurance companies gain more power and profit.  Seniors who paid for their Social Security in every paycheck they ever earned will be keeping a close eye on the candidates, worried that Social Security could be cut to lower a budget deficit it did not cause.

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September 21, 2012

In Scaring Seniors, Paul Ryan Strays Even Further From the Truth

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, in response to Paul Ryan’s speech at AARP.

“Even by already-low Paul Ryan standards, the GOP vice presidential nominee outdid himself today. In a calculated disregard for the facts, Paul Ryan told many lies.  Here are some of the biggest:
 
“$716 billion cuts to Medicare?  No mention of how these only affect wasteful, redundant tax dollars going to the big insurance and medical supply companies.  No mention that the ‘old’ Paul Ryan supported the same thing back when he played to smaller audiences.

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September 18, 2012

Romney Comments Offensive, Reflect Anti-Medicare, Social Security Stances

"Retirees who receive Social Security and Medicare are not ‘dependent’ – rather they are proud men and women who paid Medicare and Social Security taxes in every paycheck they ever earned.  They are part of a generations-old national commitment to workers, honoring a lifetime of hard work with help toward retiring with dignity and security."

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September 05, 2012

Democratic Platform Shows Stark Contrast Between Two Parties

The 2012 platform adopted by the Democratic Party this week in Charlotte shows the stark contrasts between the two parties on key issues of Social Security and Medicare.

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August 27, 2012

Retiree Leader Critical of GOP Platform

“In a platform badly out of touch with the needs of workers and retirees, the Republican Party is seeking to enrich Wall Street and the big health insurance companies at the expense of retirees who are trying to pay their bills and stay healthy.  The platform is a perfect fit for the most anti-senior ticket ever to be nominated by a major political party.

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August 14, 2012

Seniors Celebrate 77th Birthday of Social Security, Shed Light on Romney-Ryan Plans to Cut It

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:

“On Tuesday, August 14, Social Security celebrates its 77th birthday. This week, retirees across the country celebrate the program that they can rely on for modest benefits when they need them most. Before Social Security, seniors worked until the day they died, because they could never afford to retire.

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August 11, 2012

The Most Anti-Senior Ticket Ever!

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:
 
“Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate locks in place the most anti-senior ticket ever. These two men have admitted – on the record - the threats that they pose to Medicare and Social Security. One of our worst fears is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will actually keep their promises.

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