Posts Tagged ‘ protect social security ’

SOCIAL SECURITY 2012 TRUST FUND REPORT

Apr 29th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Trust Fund Report for FY2011 Released The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Fund released its annual trust fund report last week. The entire report can be read here.  // SCJ summarizes the highlights here: “The projected point at which the combined Trust Funds will be exhausted comes in 2033 – three years sooner [...]



THE REAL COST OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The national conversation, sponsored by AARP, on the future of Social Security and Medicare posts a comment daily on their Facebook page.  You’ve Earned a Say asks senior citizens to respond to a few questions and then add comments about their Social Security and Medicare concerns.  One of the comments from Wisconsin said this, “Do [...]



SENIOR CITIZENS DOING WITHOUT

Mar 13th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Senior Lifestyle: Doing Without Millions of senior citizens are learning to do without in this time of economic difficulty.  According to the non-profit Wider Opportunities for Women report, when you take government benefits out, seniors have much less income than we need to survive.// The report, Doing Without: Economic Insecurity and Older Americans, released on [...]



SOCIAL SECURITY = EARNED BENEFITS

Jan 14th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Interpret the Language of Politics Senior Citizen Journal has written in the past about attempts of politicians to manipulate senior citizen opinion through scare tactics.  They know that if they can just get us frightened enough, we will do whatever they tell us we need to do to remain ‘safe’. Well, that is, ‘safe’ as [...]



SENIORS JOIN THE SOCIAL SECURITY CONVERSATION

Jan 6th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Millions of seniors across the country are taking part in a ‘conversation’ about the need to keep Social Security strong for our generation and for those who follow us. The conversation is sponsored by AARP, and to date, that organization reports it has over six million signatures on a petition to Congress to leave Social Security alone. Six million and growing…

A recent article published online said, “For more than 50 years, AARP has been fighting to protect and strengthen Social Security. Now, we’re launching a conversation about how to strengthen it so future generations will receive the benefits they’ve earned when they’re ready to retire. With shrinking pensions, dwindling savings and longer life expectancies, we know that future generations will depend on Social Security even more.”



Senior Citizen Anger Over Potential Social Security Changes

Aug 6th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Simpson Compares Social Security to Milk Cow Last year (August, 2010) Alan Simpson, retired senator from Wyoming and Co-Chair of the deficit commission, said about senior citizens, “We had the greatest generation–I think this is the greediest generation.” He went on to compare Social Security to a milk cow with 310 million teats. // Really, [...]



Seniors and American Voters in Agreement About Social Security

Jan 13th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

All the evidence about Social Security continues to say the same thing:  Don’t change Social Security.  Leave the program, and Senior Citizens in our country, alone. The latest op ed is a little long, but very well written with a lot of essential points to consider.  Richard Eskow wrote it and SCJ highly recommends you [...]