Social Security

WAMC News
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

AARP

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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New England News
5:50 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

AARP Plans Meetings on Social Security and Medicare

AARP

The AARP is holding a series of “You’ve Earned A Say” 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. New York State AARP Executive Council and National Policy Council member Neil Lane says non-partisan voter information will be provided at the forums.

North Country News
12:15 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Rallies Supporting Current Incarnation of Social Security Held on 77th Anniversary

WAMC

Rallies are being held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and call on Congress to protect its benefits.  A group of individuals in Plattsburgh were  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.

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WAMC News
4:45 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Rally Held to Support Social Security Benefits

Social Security Rally Plattsburgh, NY
WAMC

A group of individuals were in front of the Social Security office in Plattsburgh Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program.

The rally to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Social Security was also designed to focus attention on challenges facing the program as potential cuts are considered in Washington.  Clinton County Legislator Tom Wood, the Area Representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, organized the local rally.

Hudson Valley News
3:40 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Activists Rally in Beacon

Activists assemble in a nearby park before heading off to The Dutchess County Senior Friendship Center for a chance to meet Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

On the occasion of the release of a report about income taxes on the wealthy by the advocacy groups Americans for Tax Fairness, Citizens for Tax Justice and the National Women's Law Center---  and marking Monday's 47th anniversary of the 1965, signing of the federal law to establish the Medicare retirement health care program by President Lyndon Johnson---  representatives of advocacy and labor groups rallied in Beacon - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there and files this report.

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