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McCarthy’s Prescription for Debt Ceiling Is Bad Medicine for Older Americans
By Max Richtman, NCPSSM President
Republicans pledged during the State of the Union to take Social Security and Medicare off the table in debt ceiling negotiations, but Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) new plan demands that older and working Americans pay for the GOP’s miserly fiscal agenda in other ways. The House Republicans’ recently released proposal for lifting the debt ceiling would hobble federal services that seniors rely on, including customer service at the Social Security Administration. Read more.
Commissions are a back-door way to cut Social Security
By NCPSSM Staff
Commissions are designed to squeeze every possible dollar of savings out of Social Security without consideration for the adequacy of benefits during their deliberations. They are intended as a vehicle for enacting deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare that could never pass Congress on their own because of their unpopularity with the voting public. Read more.
Part One of Rep. John Larson’s conversation with our President & CEO
Max Richtman about the importance of Social Security
and how to strengthen the program for the future.
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