"Raising the retirement age would inflict further hardship among a group of workers who are likely to face health and economic problems in their 60s." –Doug Hart, President, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
Joint Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Retiree Leader Edward Coyle on the 2013 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports
The most important message from the 2013 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work for the American people. After years of economic crisis for working families, Social Security is in better shape and more dependable than 401(k)s, private pensions, or any other public or private program. We must call out those who will try to misuse today’s report as political cover for unwarranted and ill-advised benefit cuts, like switching to the “chained CPI” to calculate Social Security’s annual cost of living increase (COLA).