Social Security http://wamc.org en NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens http://wamc.org/post/ny-congressman-hold-telephone-town-hall-senior-citizens <p>A New York congressman Wednesday morning is holding a telephone town hall focused on issues affecting senior citizens.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:15:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 77675 at http://wamc.org NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-sean-patrick-maloney-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the benefits need to be protected from the Tea Party wing of the GOP.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64830 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bernie-sanders-4 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefit programs like Social Security are in fine shape for the future.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64525 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls for Raise on Social Security Tax Income Cap http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-stephen-lynch-calls-raise-social-security-tax-income-cap <p></p><p>QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. and Democratic senatorial candidate Stephen Lynch says the income cap on Social Security contributions should be raised at a faster pace to help keep the retirement system solvent.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59708 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls for Raise on Social Security Tax Income Cap Sanders Intros Social Security Measure http://wamc.org/post/sanders-intros-social-security-measure <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that would make the wealthiest Americans pay the same Social Security payroll tax as nearly everyone else. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59363 at http://wamc.org Sanders Intros Social Security Measure Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff and Seniors : 12/18/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-fiscal-cliff-and-seniors-121812 <p>Today we’re talking about what the so-called fiscal cliff means for Medicare and Social Security. Joining us for this discussion are two experts on these topics.</p><p>Cheryl Matheis is a senior policy strategist and executive with AARP. As senior vice president for policy, she heads the effort to enlist opinion leaders in an informed dialogue to engage the American public in the future of Social Security and Medicare.</p><p>Neal Lane is the former director of the New York State Office for the Aging. He is widely recognized as an innovator for aging services.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:00:00 +0000 54142 at http://wamc.org Advocates Decry Possible Medicare and Social Security Cuts in Fiscal Cliff Debate http://wamc.org/post/advocates-decry-possible-medicare-and-social-security-cuts-fiscal-cliff-debate <p>Advocates for the elderly across the region are raising red flags over potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security as federal leaders argue over what should be done to avoid the fiscal cliff.<br><br>AARP Vermont is concerned that last minute budget deals in Washington could have a negative impact on Vermonters.&nbsp; The group has issued an analysis of how a budget deal that may include Medicare and Social Security changes would impact the state’s seniors.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53542 at http://wamc.org AARP Holding Voter Meetings on Social Security and Medicare http://wamc.org/post/aarp-holding-voter-meetings-social-security-and-medicare <p>The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.<br /><br />The AARP has started its <a href="http://www.earnedasay.org">&ldquo;You&rsquo;ve Earned A Say&rdquo; campaign</a>, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. AARP Senior Vice President for Campaigns John Hishta.<br /> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45691 at http://wamc.org AARP Holding Voter Meetings on Social Security and Medicare AARP Plans Meetings on Social Security and Medicare http://wamc.org/post/aarp-plans-meetings-social-security-and-medicare <p>The AARP is holding a series of &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve Earned A Say&rdquo; forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.<br /> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45681 at http://wamc.org AARP Plans Meetings on Social Security and Medicare Rallies Supporting Current Incarnation of Social Security Held on 77th Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/rallies-supporting-current-incarnation-social-security-held-77th-anniversary <p>Rallies are being held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and call on Congress to protect its benefits.&nbsp; A group of individuals in Plattsburgh were&nbsp; in front of the Social Security office on Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program and express their concerns about the Republican vice presidential selection.<br /> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45526 at http://wamc.org Rallies Supporting Current Incarnation of Social Security Held on 77th Anniversary