Posts Tagged ‘social security’

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This is REAL WAR. They will starve our own people to death in order to steal their retirement accounts.  The fascism is no longer theoretical.

 

Trump is fanatically dedicated to defunding Social Security by cutting or outright eliminating its dedicated revenue stream, the payroll tax.

 

Trump Economic Advisors Push “Work Til’ You Die Plan” To Gut Social Security

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Hero of the empire for shutting his mouth about material aid to terrorists.

 

This video should end his career as a Democrat, anyway. Watch the short video.

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Pelosi’s Deceptive Plan: Blocking any Tax Rise Could Rule Out Medicare-for-All and Bolstering Social Security

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Here is what we will see in the upcoming Social Security Trustees Report:

  • Social Security has a large and growing surplus―$2.9 trillion today, and a projected $2.95 trillion next year;
  • Social Security is extremely affordable with less than one penny of every dollar spent on administrative costs;
  • It can pay out ALL benefits owed for approximately the next one-and-a-half decades―until 2034―and 77% of all benefits owed after that;
  • With modest legislative increases―asking the wealthy to pay their fair share―we can afford to expand benefits for millions of Americans.

That’s the real story about Social Security that Wall Street billionaires and their local news outlets are trying to bury.

Help us counter the unlimited resources of Wall Street who want nothing more than to get their greedy hands on our retirement security. Donate to Social Security Works today to fight back and defend Social Security!

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Fight Back

“Senate Republicans just voted to cut taxes for billionaires like Donald Trump, his family, and big corporations, which will trigger an automatic $400 billion cut to Medicare. But this is not over. The House and the Senate must agree to a conference bill and pass that―giving us more time to apply pressure.”

 

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Grow a fucking pair, America. These are evil criminals. They want to see you on the street in your old age, without medicine and then dead. This is real.

Ryan Plans To Use Trump’s Chaos To Destroy Medicare, Medicaid And Social Security

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Trump and his Ayn Rand psychopathic golf buddies do not care if you or your grandma starve to death in the streets. 

Join the Alliance for Retired Americans.

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House GOP Wants to Drastically Cut Our Social Security

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), 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 would mean a 35% cut from current levels for some retirees.

The Social Security Reform Act of 2016, H.R. 6489, gradually raises the retirement age from 67 to 69 for Americans who are 49 or younger. It changes the formula that determines the size of a retiree’s initial payments and it mandates a less generous formula for calculating cost of living increases.

“Now is when we find out if the president-elect will keep his promise not to cut Social Security,” said Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “We know the voters certainly didn’t elect him hoping that cuts would happen.”

“This plan’s approach is a non-starter,” he continued. “It does not raise any revenues for the Social Security Trust Fund – it only cuts benefits.”

The Johnson plan would gradually turn Social Security into a program that produces essentially one flat benefit, regardless of how much a worker contributed. The so-called House Freedom caucus, a group of extreme conservatives, have said they want Social Security and Medicare cuts to come in the first 30 days of 2017, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Johnson’s bill doesn’t just affect future retirees. It reduces Social Security’s cost of living increases (COLAs) for everyone and eliminate them entirely for some retirees. The extreme plan will reduce benefits for spouses and children of seriously disabled workers.

Johnson’s initial cuts come in the form of the two-year retirement age increase, which according to Paul Van de Water, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, amounts to a seven percent cut each year.

National Medicare Call-In Days Set for January 4th, 23rd

House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News that he would push legislation in early 2017 that would end Medicare’s guaranteed health care benefits. A national call-in day has been set up in response to the threat.

Call your Member of Congress on Wednesday, January 4th and say, “Hands Off My Medicare! I Earned It!” The number is (866) 828-4162.

We will also be calling the White House on Monday, January 23rd, once the new president is inaugurated, with a similar message.

More information is forthcoming via e-mail.

“Medicare Under Attack” Webinar Link Available

On Monday the Alliance conducted a webinar that explains how the GOP plans to attack our earned Medicare benefits and what we are doing to fight back. For those who missed the live version or want to see it again, watch here.

“It’s important that we all get informed about the specifics of the Republican plans to gut your guaranteed benefits and see how you can get involved,” said Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Polls show that very few Americans know about this plan, but once they learn the details 67% disapprove. We need to first raise awareness and them mobilize our members and their friends and families to speak out against this plan.

 

 

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Social Security is the most successful federal program in history. Rethugs want to steal it, the trust fund. They want to steal and siphon off fees in their “privatizing” schemes.

Republican Party’s Sleazy Playbook to Destroy Social Security

This is YOUR money that YOU pay into. This is YOUR social insurance and retirement program. The Rethugs simply want to steal it.  It’s not complicated. And they don’t want more money ending up in your pocket. That’s pretty much absurd. They now shamelessly attack the Disability program, now that they have taken over congressional committees.

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The great betrayers of America seek your Social Security and Medicare money to add to their coffers, so that the empire can grind on as before.

Talks Focus on Cuts to Medicare and Social Security

“In an interview Wednesday with CNBC, Obama made clear that he is considering cuts to social programs—including Medicare and Social Security—as part of a broader deal with the Republicans over the debt limit and funding for the federal government.”

 

“I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So, I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.”

-Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam

Scrapping the US “Social Safety Net”

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“I am willing to make tough choices that may not be popular within my own party, because there can be no sacred cows for either party,” Obama wrote in a letter to Congress included in the budget, referring to the move’s repudiation of the Democrats’ traditional association with the programs of the Great Society and New Deal.

The budget proposes to slash $400 billion from Medicare spending over ten years, and would introduce a new measure of the cost of living that would mean an effective cut of $130 billion from Social Security benefits during the same period.

Cuts to these programs are overwhelmingly unpopular, with a Pew Research poll finding earlier this year that 87 percent of the population is opposed to cuts in Social Security, while 82 percent oppose cuts in Medicare.

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Go to Strengthen Social Security, and get involved with opposing these cretinous monsters like Paul Ryan.