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Raising Social Security Age Reduces Benefits While Increasing Risks

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

It takes colossal gall to propose, during a period of near-record unemployment, forcing older people to work longer by cutting their Social Security benefits and calling that "reform."

Older Women Rally Nationwide

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

The Older Women's League (OWL) rallied this weekend. They organized rallies with members of MoveOn.org outside of "town hall" meetings in 6 cities na...

Enough with the Pink Panthers Bit

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ashley B. Carson

Today is the first meeting of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Some of us have been paying very close attent...

Equal Pay Day - The Impact Over a Lifetime

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

During past equal pay days I participated in bake sales where we sold cookies and brownies to men for $1.00 and to women for .75¢. To the irate men I would respond, "Yes, it is maddening -- if you feel this way about a cookie, think about how we feel over a lifetime."

Social Security "Reform" Doesn't Protect the Young, Hurts Us All

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Social Security "reform" advocates like former Senator Alan Simpson claim they will shield young people from future tax burdens. Simultaneously they a...

Don't Break the Promise

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

Today, the President's Fiscal Commission meets for the second time to discuss America's financial situation. The mainstream media has failed to focu...

Say NO to the Fast-Track Commission

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 OWL, AFSCME Retirees, AFT Program on Retirement and Retirees, Alliance for Retired Americans, American A...

Hands Off Our Social Security

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ashley B. Carson

If Social Security were a private company, its shareholders would be very pleased, as it ran a surplus of $180 billion last year and accumulated a reserve of $2.4 trillion. This is the only government program to run a surplus.

AARP: Results, Not Rhetoric

John Rother | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Rother

It is easy to criticize AARP for not taking an absolutist position on age rating in the current health care debate. We have a responsibility to pursue advocacy aims that can have a constructive impact.

AARP's Bait and Switch on Health Care

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

The health committee bill would require older folks to pay some multiple of the premiums charged to younger people for the same coverage, just because of their age.

Abuse Lasts Past Mother's Day

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

We need comprehensive elder abuse prevention laws -- using the models of prevention for violence against women and child abuse. It's about time. It's about our mothers.