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LIVE: AMAC CEO Testifies Before Congress on Behalf of America’s Seniors

Rebecca Weber, AMAC CEO testifies before congress on behalf of America’s seniors on issues facing seniors: retirement security, healthcare, & fiscal health.


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Frank
2 months ago

Need to stop this insane hideous crap with making everything electric when we have an electric grid that can hardly tolerate what’s going on now much less millions of cars being charged every day get rid of this idea it’s not going to work scientists will tell you it’s not going to work why don’t the politicians understand we can’t build that many batteries to begin with it will take over 400 years and that’s a fact

Brian Chambers
2 months ago

The cola raise is done by percentage. Someone that gets 2,000 a month. Gets twice the raise of a 1,000 a month person. Even more when you consider the rays from the year before. Take the cola percentage average. Dollar percent should be to everyone. This is why the poor seniors are suffering the most

David Bonnet
2 months ago
Reply to  Brian Chambers

You have some good points here but seniors should be taking care of by their children and a lot of them aren’t. even those who do have children. A family or a church should be taking care of elderly , not the government. This is one of the philosophical differences between AARP and AMAC. AARP believes it’s the government’s responsibility to take care of the elderly.

Michael Gregory
2 months ago

Stop taxing retirees into poverty! Especially states like KY where you purchase a home, auto , trailer and your response for ins all liability and upkeep and still have to rent these properties back from the Schools systems, county and state in the form of taxation! Not is in TN and retirees stop paying school taxes in AL, SC! Help stop KY from taxes the retirees who built these towns and communities into poverty. We need to live out our golden years on our earnings and savings. Stop taxing retirees into poverty!!!!
If you move to KY to retire plan on being taxed into poverty before you pass on. Disgraceful!!!!

Michael
2 months ago

Stop giving it to illegals. Stop paying parents for ‘adhd’ what a scam!

Jocie Taylor
2 months ago

Why can we not pass a bill stating that the government is no longer allowed to touch so security Medicare or retirement.

Shelleigh
2 months ago

Best way to save social security is to stop using it as a piggy bank to fund special projects for the USHouse of Representatives. That money has already been spoken for and should not be touched by any member of congress. It belongs to the many hardworking people who throughout their whole life worked and had social security taxes taken out and thought they’d get that back when they retired or became disabled. I remember not so long ago Nancy Pelosi was funding an investigation with funds from social security. I wish I would have kept the article.

Sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Shelleigh

You can thank the Johnson administration for changing the social security budget by placing it into a “unified fund” in 1968. What he did by doing this is he gave total access to the social security funds to congress to play with and “borrow” from it whenever they pleased!

Charlotte A Mahin
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Johnson was one of the worst presidents. He is responsible for the beginning of the breakdown of the Black family and we have all seen what a mess that has caused!! The Democrats have a penchant for throwing money at all problems and taxing us into oblivion. So far Biden is the worst in the money spending department. Of course he is not doing it to help anyone but to get votes and turn the U.S. into another Communist dictatorship.

Harry Guzaliak Jr
2 months ago
Reply to  Sam

He used it to fund the Vietnam war

Dotsster
2 months ago
Reply to  Shelleigh

President Johnson saw a way to tap into the SSA retirement fund money, which had a surplus at that time, and use it to stabilize the budget. However, it was President Nixon who was the first to use it. Now , when all the baby boomers have need of the money, it’s simply not there for us even though we paid into it all these years. Thanks to our government spending and manipulation.

Harry Guzaliak
2 months ago
Reply to  Shelleigh

Stop the Steal, leave SS alone

Twyla
2 months ago

Congress owes (in IOU’s) money for SS. That needs to be paid back a % at a time each time money is given away to help another Foreign country.

Kathy
2 months ago
Reply to  Twyla

Stop doing politics, and do Right.

Ross Schriftman
2 months ago

The long term solution for funding both Social Security and Medicare is to increase the workforce participation. Currently only 62% American adults are working. If we could increase the number of people working instead of being dependent on government benefits, we could save both programs. The funding of Social Security and Medicare comes from payroll and self-employed taxes. In addition, the waste and fraud needs to be stopped.

Mary Pickard
2 months ago

The government needs to pay back all the money with interest that that have borrowed and stole from social security and there would not be a shortage.

Charlotte A Mahin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mary Pickard

And they would have to use our tax money to pay it back because the goverment has NO money…it is OUR money they spend. The Republicans need to wake up and learn how to win elections so the spending by this regime will end.

Tim
2 months ago
Reply to  Mary Pickard

Stop and think a minute…the only way they have to get money to “pay SS back” is to tax you more to get the payback money. Then you’re even deeper in the hole.

David Capps
2 months ago

The self-employed get screwed,they pay into SS but get nothing back.

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