Social Security

New England News
1:15 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Conversation With Social Security Advocate About New House Rule

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In one of its first actions the new House of Representatives voted to approve a rule that blocks the transfer of funds from the Social Security’s larger retirement and survivors’ trust fund to the disability trust fund. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders, a critic of the action, notes that such transfers have been done routinely in the past under both Republican and Democratic presidents.  Vermont’s junior Senator is working with The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to assure the reallocation occurs.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the National Committee, about its concerns over the House rule.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Sanders Promises To Defend Social Security

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who represents the Democrats on the Budget Committee, is vowing to fight efforts by Republicans to prevent money dedicated to paying retirement benefits from being shifted to the disabled.

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Hudson Valley News
9:15 am
Wed November 13, 2013

NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall With Senior Citizens

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A New York congressman Wednesday morning is holding a telephone town hall focused on issues affecting senior citizens.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Sean Patrick Maloney

  Social Security and Medicare are part of an ongoing budget debate in Washington.

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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”

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.

New England News
7:00 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls for Raise on Social Security Tax Income Cap

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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.

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10:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Sanders Intros Social Security Measure

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that would make the wealthiest Americans pay the same Social Security payroll tax as nearly everyone else.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Fiscal Cliff and Seniors : 12/18/12

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.

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.

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.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Advocates Decry Possible Medicare and Social Security Cuts in Fiscal Cliff Debate

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.

AARP Vermont is concerned that last minute budget deals in Washington could have a negative impact on Vermonters.  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.

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North Country News
6:15 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

AARP Holding Voter Meetings on Social Security and Medicare


The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.

The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, 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.

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