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Blog posts : "Social Security"

Expand Social Security

December 14, 2014

Sherrod Brown to Introduce Harkin Bill to Expand Social Security in 114th Congress

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced plans to reintroduce Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Strengthening Social Security Act in the next Congress. The bill would change the Social Security benefit formula, ensuring …

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The Chained CPI

February 26, 2014

Today, it was reported President Obama heeded OUR call and struck the chained CPI cut to Social Security and other programs from his 2015 budget.

The 4 million member Alliance for Retired Americans made eliminating the chained CPI our top priority of the past year. You have been key in making tha…

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Social Security & Medicare

June 6, 2013

Trustees Reports: Social Security Steady, Medicare Financial Outlook Improved
The Social Security and Medicare Trustees issued their annual reports on the state of the two programs’ finances today. Social Security, according to its Trustees, has a $2.7 trillion surplus, enough to fully meet the deman…

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Social Security - Direct Deposit

January 15, 2013
Social Security Checks: You are asked to Switch to Direct Deposit by March 1

Millions of Americans still receiving paper checks for Social Security and other federal benefits have less than two months to switch to electronic payments. In an effort to cut spending, federal officials began retiring pap…

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The "Fiscal Cliff" Debate

December 4, 2012

According to Politico, top officials who have been involved in the "fiscal cliff" talks for many months say the parameters of a deal including the size of tax hikes and spending cuts it will most likely contain are starting to take shape. Earlier this week, White House spokesman Jay Carney…

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Social Security

March 27, 2011

Hands off Social Security!

Next week will provide several chances for retiree activists to show their support for Social Security and voice their opposition to cuts that will weaken the program. On Monday, March 28th at 12:30 pm, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will host a rally to pro…

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Social Security Cuts

February 10, 2011

Harry Reid: Social Security Cuts are “Off the Table”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said this week that cuts to Social Security are “off the table” http://on.wsj.com/hP5w8w. Reid’s comments come as House Republican leaders have been cranking up the rhetoric about raising the retire…

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Defending Social Security

January 15, 2011

Last Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) said that means-testing or raising the retirement age was a “backdoor method” of going after Social Security. He scolded those who would like to cut Social Security and said, “One of the things that always troubles me is when we start ta…

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Be a One-Minute Activisit

January 15, 2011


We ask each member to be a one-minute activist to help save Social Security.(click on the link for information) You can send your letter to President Obama in the form of a petition.

You can also contact your elected officials from the NYSUT site by clicking here   A couple of clicks an…

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Protect Social Security

November 22, 2010

Call Congress on November 30th to Protect Social Security!
The Social Security Works & Strengthen Social Security (SSS) Campaign wants your help in flooding Capitol Hill with thousands of phone calls to protect Social Security on Tuesday, November 30, a national call-in day.  The goal of each call wi…

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Social Security

August 5, 2010

The American Stories Project
 Have you benefited from Social Security benefits? Tell us your story!
 Social Security is a promise made to all Americans. This month, Social Security turns 75 years old, and Alliance members will honor its great history with parties and events.
 In the lead-up to these …

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