August 14 th marks the 78 th anniversary of Social Security. Let's take a look at how Social Security has influenced people's lives over the years:
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are deep into negotiations on a fiscal cliff deal -- and unfortunately, the hard-earned Social Security benefits of current retirees, veterans and workers with disabilities are on the table.
The AP reported a so-called "historic shift" yesterday. According to one analysis, some of today's retirees will have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire.
Last week AARP volunteers from around the country flooded Washington, DC, to urge Congress to tell YOU how they would strengthen Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of You've Earned a Say, a national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security! Through You've Earned a Say, we are taking the debate about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington and making sure that you and all Americans have a voice in the discussion about their future.
As the year winds down, we find ourselves pondering what really mattered in the last 365 days. For us, the answer is easy - you. Your petitions, phone calls, and emails to legislators made it possible for us to accomplish so much to improve the lives of older Americans in this country - and for that we are most grateful.
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