Cut Social Security? Say Goodbye to Older Voters

Seventy-nine years after its creation, Social Security remains a vital key to Americans’ retirement security. And with the 2014 elections less than three months away, strengthening the program is a top priority for older voters, according to a new AARP survey of voters 50 and older. The message to candidates is clear: Stop treating Social Security like a line item in a budget. Older voters have earned their benefits through a lifetime of hard work and paying into the system. …

From Arizona, Political Tea Leaves Worth Reading? Election 2012 News – AARP

Democrats are buoyed by an emotional special-election win in Arizona’s Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District, where a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earned a trip to Washington to succeed the congresswoman who was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in 2011. But is the outcome an early test of – and testament to – the importance voters attach to Medicare and Social Security? The victorious Democrat, Ron Barber, hammered GOP candidate Jesse Kelly for saying in a previous …