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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June 17, 2011

Retiree Leader Reacts to AARP Position on Social Security Cuts

“My name is Ed Coyle, and I am the Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a 4 million-member advocacy organization for older Americans. The story in the Wall Street Journal today – which states that AARP supports cutting Social Security benefits - makes it apparent to me that AARP is not representing their members on this issue."

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May 31, 2011

New Report Shows Key Congressional Votes on Retiree Issues

The Alliance for Retired Americans today released its 2010 Congressional Voting Record, detailing the votes of every U.S. Senator and Representative on key issues affecting current and future retirees.

“At a time when Congress has been debating the future of Social Security and Medicare, it is more important than ever that people of all ages know the issues and how their elected officials voted,” said Alliance President Barbara J. Easterling.

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May 25, 2011

NY House Race Shows Fallout of House Medicare Vote

Threats to Medicare Play Key Role in Tuesday’s Special Election

“The outcome of the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district was greatly shaped by concern over a recent U.S. House vote to privatize Medicare and create an inadequate voucher program for retirees that would be run by health insurance companies.

"The April 15 Medicare vote troubled both seniors and workers.  For retirees already struggling to get by, these proposed changes would be devastating.  Many workers today are worrying that they will never be able to retire.

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April 25, 2011

Radio Ads in Colorado, Missouri, and West Virginia Protest Republican Cuts to Medicare, Social Security

The Alliance for Retired Americans begins airing radio ads today protesting Republican budget cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The ad will air in Colorado, Missouri, and West Virginia for 7 days.

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April 21, 2011

Retirees and Workers Tell Congress: "Don't Make Us Work 'Til We Die!"

Seniors, workers and residents from around the nation are holding events next week, many in their old work uniforms, to protest budget cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, all of which have been recently voted on in Congress.  The events are part of a national week of action called “Don’t Make Us Work ’Til We Die,” which are taking place in states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin during the week of April 25. Nationally, these events are sponsored by the Alliance for Retired Americans and the Strengthen Social Security Campaign, a coalition of more than 300 other national and state organizations.  

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