October 17, 2013
“While Washington’s latest self-imposed crisis is over, this is no time to celebrate as another set of random deadlines loom. Here we go again. Yet another committee has been formed in which Social Security and Medicare are the big bargaining chips on Washington’s political poker table. However, the economic security of millions of Americans isn’t a game. And while the vast majority of the American people do not support cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits, the President and some in Congress appear ready to do just that through proposals like the Chained CPI, expanding Medicare means testing to the middle class and raising the retirement age.
President Obama said today “what’s good for the American people” is what should guide this next debate. Cutting benefits to millions of middle-class Americans who took the biggest hit in the recession clearly does not fit that stated goal.”…Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO
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