"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
Responses to State of Union Address Show Party’s True Colors
For Immediate Release
The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans:
“Retirees who count on Social Security and Medicare to make ends meet should be concerned by the House Republicans who will respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Reps. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Budget Committee, and Michele Bachman, founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
“Ryan’s self-touted ‘Roadmap’ would be a dead end for retirees. It would turn a privatized Social Security over to Wall Street, cut benefits, and raise the retirement age. It would end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that would have many seniors paying more money for less medical coverage.
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