President Obama Joins the Boost Social Security Movement

2016-06-02T09:58:00+00:00June 2nd, 2016|News Archives 2016|

June 2, 2016

News Release

“The American people have known for a long time that the disconnect between Congress’ economic goals and what the average family actually needs has grown into a gaping political chasm.  President Obama’s support of boosting Social Security benefits marks an important shift away from the billion dollar campaign — led by the anti-Social Security lobby and their Congressional supporters — to cut middle-class benefits which has dominated Washington’s political debate for years.

Americans know first-hand that the average $1,300 monthly Social Security retirement benefit isn’t too generous.  They know that this year’s zero cost of living allowance isn’t too generous.  They see a growing amount of their Social Security check going to pay for rising healthcare costs and skyrocketing drug prices. These are the cold economic realities that have spurred the Boost Social Security movement and will not be ignored.  I challenge Congressional leaders and candidates alike to follow the President’s lead and offer their support for any of the important boost Social Security bills currently introduced in Congress.” …Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO

 

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