National Committee PAC Propels Social Security and Medicare Champions to Victory

Endorsements by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare PAC helped propel champions of American seniors to victory – and recapture the majority in the House of Representatives. Of the more than 90 candidates for Congress and statewide offices endorsed by the National Committee PAC, 75 were victorious (with 4 results currently outstanding).[…]

Seniors are Big Winners in House Elections

New Democratic Majority Favors Protecting and Boosting Social Security and Medicare Voters have put champions of Social Security and Medicare back in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 8 years. Candidates who promised to protect and expand seniors’ earned benefits scored victories in races across the country, including many[…]

Don’t be Fooled by GOP Posturing on Pre-Existing Conditions

The Republican candidate for the open Senate seat in Arizona, Martha McSally, probably speaks for other GOP contenders across the country when she says, “I’m getting my a– kicked” on the issue of health care. Congresswoman McSally has been hammered by her Democratic opponent, Krysten Sinema, for twice voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act,[…]

It’s Time for Seniors to Vote In Their Own Interests Once Again

Older Americans are one of the most powerful voting blocs in U.S. elections. More than half of the electorate in the 2016 elections were over 50. Senior voters typically make up an even bigger share of Americans casting ballots in mid-term elections. Some analysts believe older voters will determine who controls the House and Senate[…]

Republicans Have Not ‘Changed Their Tune’ on Medicare

Dave Wiegel seems to have forgotten some very recent history about the Republican party’s posture on Medicare (How eight years – and President Trump – have changed the GOP’s tune on Medicare, 10/9/18). Far from “abandoning” their campaign to cut Americans’ earned benefits, GOP leaders have doubled-down on it. The ink was barely dry on[…]

McConnell Reminds Retirees What They Have to Lose in November

As if to remind us what is at stake with three weeks to go until election day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled-down on the GOP’s promises to ‘reform’ Social Security and Medicare, which really means cut and privatize. His comments came on the heels of a Treasury Department announcement that the federal budget deficit[…]

Five Crucial Questions for Candidates About Social Security and Medicare

With four weeks to go until election day, seniors and their families should be seeking answers to some crucial questions affecting Social Security and Medicare. Those answers must come from anyone who wants the votes of current and future retirees on November 6th, because the future of Americans’ earned benefits depends on electing candidates who[…]

Five Weeks Until Voters Choose Whether to Boost or Cut Social Security & Medicare

On November 6th, voters will choose whether to boost or cut Social Security and Medicare. The stakes are that simple. Republicans proposals would raise eligibility ages, reduce benefits and undermine both programs. On the other side, Democrats have introduced bills to expand and protect seniors’ earned benefits – legislation which has languished in a GOP-controlled[…]

Larry Kudlow Re-Affirms Trump/GOP Commitment to Cutting Social Security & Medicare

“In case there was any doubt that the White House and Congressional Republicans still want to cut Americans’ earned benefits, chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow just confirmed it. Kudlow told CNBC Monday that ‘everybody’s going to look at entitlements’ next year. This aligns with comments from National Republican Congressional Committee chair, Rep. Steve Stivers, and[…]