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[…]

Stagnant Wages in Wake of Trump/GOP Tax Scam Hurt Workers and Future Retirees

Underneath the major headlines about the death of Senator McCain and the latest iterations of the Trump scandals, a theme has emerged in news coverage about how the president and his party’s policies are affecting working people. The theme is that, despite promises that the Trump/GOP tax scheme would benefit everyday Americans, real wages remain[…]

Misleading Media Headlines on Social Security & Medicare Finances

Reading the headlines from earlier this week, one would think that Social Security and Medicare were on their deathbeds. The latest flurry of misleading headlines came in response to the release of the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports: Entitlements are in crisis. Trump refuses to act – Washington Post Medicare To Go Broke[…]

National Committee Analysis of Trump Drug Cost Proposal

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is disappointed that President Trump’s proposal on drug pricing fell far short of the strong stance he took against the pharmaceutical industry’s price gouging as a candidate. In particular, the President’s proposal doesn’t allow the Medicare program to negotiate with drug manufacturers to lower the cost[…]

Seniors Relieved as America’s Privatizer-In-Chief Heads for the Exit

“House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement from Congress lifts a very dark cloud that has hung over older Americans for nearly two decades. During that time, Speaker Ryan has been the Privatizer-in-Chief on Capitol Hill – advocating to turn Medicare into a voucher program and to gamble retirees’ Social Security benefits on the whims of Wall[…]

FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Letter

March 14, 2018 The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Rodney Frelinghuysen Chairman Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Nita M. Lowey Ranking Member Committee[…]