Financial Security: Older Americans deserve the benefits they have earned from a government that keeps their promises.
You may be reeling from losses in the value of your home and retirement accounts, but just wait until the Social Security Trustees make their 2009 annual report. The Trustees are likely to announce a Social Security cash shortage could occur as early as 2011 or 2012. By Mary Johnson, Social Security Policy Analyst
The economic stimulus package rushed through Congress and signed into law this week does contain a ray of hope for struggling seniors. All Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans, and SSI recipients will receive a one-time payment of $250 from the U.S. Treasury. RetireSafe supports this payment for seniors but contends that is falls far short of making up for the rising cost of living facing our senior population.
(Reston, VA - June 18, 2010) RetireSafe will be providing expert testimony to Congress on the Social Security COLA problem. You are the expert on the cost of living for seniors. We want you to testify.
Reston, VA - May 12, 2009) In response to the dire warnings issued in today’s Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report, RetireSafe and its 400,000 senior supporters called on the President and Congress to take immediate action to secure the promised benefits older Americans rely on.
“This will be one of the biggest boondoggles in the history of man.” So says a RetireSafe supporter in response to our recent survey on the health care provisions in President Obama’s stimulus bill designed to ration your access to quality care. This supporter’s comment represents many of the concerns seniors’ across America raised about a huge government database of every treatment, diagnosis and prescription from every doctor in the country.