Just before leaving Washington, D.C. for the holidays, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Social Security, Rep. Sam Johnson, declared war on seniors.
He introduced a bill that would raise the retirement age to 69 and slash Social Security benefits for the majority of seniors.
We’re fighting a two-front war now. The Republican House is also moving to raise the eligibility age for Medicare and turn Medicare’s guaranteed health care benefits into a voucher scheme.
Tell Representative Sam Johnson and Speaker Paul Ryan that seniors can’t afford a pay cut!
Republicans want to take the benefits we’ve earned through a lifetime of hard work to pay for tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and corporations. Without Social Security, millions of seniors would be pushed into poverty, harming working families and local economies.
Retirees cannot afford cuts to Social Security. They are already struggling to pay for food, housing and health care. Ryan and Johnson’s plan will hurt current AND future retirees and make retirement something that only the wealthiest can afford.
Can you let us know that you stand with us? Sign our pledge to say: No cuts to Social Security.
The future of retirement is up for grabs. We need to know who is with us in this fight to protect Social Security from those who would privatize or cut the program.
We cannot do this without you.
Alliance for Retired Americans