February 06, 2017: Social Security and Medicare Factsheet
The Many Faces of Social Security
Nearly 171 million workers contribute to Social Security through payroll taxes.
Nearly 61 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits:
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January 24, 2017: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, as Trump cabinet nominee Tom Price testifies in the Finance Committee and Mick Mulvaney testifies in the Senate Budget Read More >
January 23, 2017: [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="12" gal_title="Womens Marches 2017"]
Retirees were a key part of the worldwide movement that Saturday’s protest marches represented. For Alliance members, like many of the activists, the protests w Read More >
January 19, 2017: [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="10" gal_title="ACA Our First Stand"]
On Sunday, January 15, seniors from across the country participated in more than 70 “Our First Stand” events in support of health care. Alliance members were Read More >
January 10, 2017: Thanks to budget cuts, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is stretched thin and the public is going to see further reductions in services.
On January 9 SSA announced it will only send paper annual statements to people age Read More >
January 03, 2017: On December 28, right in the middle of the holidays, Texas seniors picketed Congressman Sam Johnson in his home district of Plano.
Some of the picketers posed in front of Johnson’s office building at 1255 15th Street
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December 13, 2016: U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, chair of the Social Security subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, has filed a bill that would cut Social Security drastically. Analysts say it could mean a 35% cut from current level Read More >
October 25, 2016: The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans is hosting events in Tallahassee featuring James Roosevelt, Jr.. There will be a press conference with Congressional candidates, an Intergeneration forum, meeting with seniors and a Lectu Read More >
October 20, 2016: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the third presidential debate of 2016:
“Tonight Secretary Clinton showed why she is the best choice for Read More >
October 18, 2016: The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be a 0.3% COLA benefit increase for millions of Social Securit Read More >