March 21, 2012

House GOP Budget Makes Seniors Pay for Tax Breaks for Corporations, Millionaires

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the proposal by U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“The House GOP budget proposal unveiled today lays bare the party’s true colors.  The plan would cut health care for senior citizens in order to pay for more tax breaks for big corporations and for the wealthiest Americans.  It is unconscionable to take from those with the least – seniors trying to afford to see a doctor and fill a prescription – in order to give to those who already have the most."

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March 19, 2012

Retirees Hold Grassroots Events to Mark Health Law Anniversary

The Alliance for Retired Americans, a four-million member grassroots advocacy organization, is marking this week’s two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by holding 26 community events around the country to spotlight new Medicare benefits and to educate seniors on where elected officials and candidates stand on health reform.

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February 29, 2012

Retirees Lament Departure of Senator Snowe

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:
 
"The retirement of Senator Snowe is yet another reminder of the extreme direction in which the Republican Party is heading.  Senator Snowe has been an increasingly rare voice of moderation and openness.

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January 31, 2012

Romney to Florida Seniors: More False Promises, More False Claims

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.
 
“Last night at a Florida senior center, presidential candidate Mitt Romney once again couldn’t stop himself from telling an audience what they wanted to hear – even if it wasn’t true.

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January 25, 2012

Obama, Daniels Offer Stark Contrasts for Anxious Retirees

The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans.  "President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ Republican response provided sharp contrasts for retirees who worry about paying their bills and staying healthy.

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November 21, 2011

Retiree Leader: End of Super Committee Good News for Seniors

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

“The lack of recommendations today from the Super Committee is good news for current and future retirees.

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October 19, 2011

Retiree Leader: Social Security COLA Announcement Clouded by Looming Threat on Capitol Hill

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

“Seniors are pleased by today’s announcement of a 3.6 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries.  After two years of no increase, this will help retirees be better able to pay their bills and stay healthy.

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September 19, 2011

Retiree Leader Praises Obama Economic Proposal

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

“Retirees laud President Obama for proposing bold ways to revitalize the American economy that are supported by sound fiscal choices and priorities. The President’s stand on increased revenues will address the nation’s debt in a fair and reasonable manner.

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August 19, 2011

Retirees Tell Rick Perry: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide on Social Security


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

“Today’s retirees weren’t born yesterday.  They know why Rick Perry is backpedaling on Social Security.

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July 07, 2011

Retiree Leader Reacts to Possible Social Security Cuts

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

“Retirees are deeply concerned by media accounts that the White House is considering cuts in Social Security as part of the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations with Congress.  The Alliance for Retired Americans would strongly oppose such a move.

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