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Say No to the Koch Agenda in New Hampshire & Freedom to Retire with Dignity Rally

Please join Granite State Progress as we expose the Koch agenda in New Hampshire outside of the Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity conference tomorrow. We’ll stand side by side with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Granite State Organizing Project, and NH Citizens Alliance as they rally to protect social security from the organizations and politicians threatening to jeopardize seniors and retirement.

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New Hampshire Retirees hold Sen. Ayotte accountable

New Hampshire Retirees hold Sen. Ayotte accountable

by Jennifer Kenny MANCHESTER, NH — The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees.  Unable to secure an appointment with her, they are demanding that Social Security be improved by picketing in front of her Manchester and Nashua offices. The retiree members of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans (NH ARA) have been  requesting to meet with Ayotte since the summer of 2013.  Initially this seemed like an easy ask.  Considering that the U. S. Senate designates multiple days for travel, in-district workshops, holiday and summer recess, the NH ARA members … Continue reading

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Granite Staters Rally At Sen Ayotte’s Office In National Day Of Action To Protect Social Security

Granite Staters Rally At Sen Ayotte's Office In National Day Of Action To Protect Social Security

Statement from New Alliance for Retired Americans President Lucy Edwards at the National Day of Action event in Nashua NH  As the president of the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans, a grassroots volunteer group of senior citizens representing 13,000 NH retirees, I am here today with others fighting to save our Social Security and Medicare benefits from any “grand bargain” between the President and Congress.  Right now in Washington DC, a committee of House and Senate members is trying to agree on a budget that could pass both houses of Congress and get the President’s signature.  Our junior Senator, … Continue reading

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NH’s Congresswomen are united in opposition to cuts to Social Security

NH's Congresswomen are united in opposition to cuts to Social Security

As part of last month’s agreement to end the 16-day government shutdown, a Conference Committee on the 2014 Budget was created. The committee was tasked with shaping an agreement on a federal budget for fiscal year 2014.  These negotiations will determine the financial security for millions of seniors. New Hampshire’s Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster are standing strong against proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  Both oppose the use of a ‘chained CPI’ to calculate the cost of living for Social Security.  This week Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster both signed onto to a letter (below) to co-chairs … Continue reading

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LTE: Cuts To Social Security Hurt Veterans

LTE: Cuts To Social Security Hurt Veterans

 Editor’s Note: Below is a letter to the editor from a concerned senior and US Military Veteran.  As both a senior citizen retiree on Social Security and Veteran with a small service connected disability pension I would like to take the opportunity of Veterans Day to make a point on cuts to SS and veterans pensions. If we look around at the roads we drive on, the bridges we use, the buildings we work and live in, most of the cars we drive and a multitude of other things that enhance our daily existence we must realize where these came … Continue reading

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Expand Social Security, Don’t Cut It

Recently Richard Kirsch posted an article on The Next New Deal website.  The article ‘Block a Grand Bargain with Bold Progressive Solutions to and Medicare’ warns of what seniors and progressives have feared for a while cuts to Social Security and Medicare. During the campaign season almost every politician said they would vote to protect Social Security and Medicare.  As a political observer it is political suicide to come right out and say you want to cut benefits to millions of seniors. “Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, … Continue reading

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GOP in Congress: Keeping — or BREAKING? — Promises

Crossed Fingers I by Katie Tegtmeyer via Flikr

Can someone please explain to me… how can the GOP be simultaneously planning to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits and holding sacrosanct the government’s payments to bondholders? What, exactly, is the big difference?  For Social Security and Medicare, people have paid money into the system, with the expectation that they would receive an agreed-upon return (benefits) at a later date.  Just the same way that bondholders have loaned money, with the expectation that they would receive an agreed-upon return (principal plus interest) at a later date. Would bondholders be happy if House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan suggested trimming … Continue reading

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NH Alliance For Retired Americans Host Standing Up For The Senior Safety Net Conference

NH Alliance For Retired Americans Host Standing Up For The Senior Safety Net Conference

Can We Save Social Security From Congress? Join the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans for a free lunch and critical information on retirement at its conference on Friday, October 18 from 9 am to 2 pm at 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH. (One mile north from Exit 1, Rt 101). Speakers include: “How To Prepare For Enrolling in Social Security and Medicare”, Becky May, ServiceLink “Can We Save Social Security From Congress?”, Danielle Pere, Alliance for Retired Americans, Washington, DC “Senior Investment Fraud”, Susan Arnold, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), Washington, DC “Busting The Myths About The Future of … Continue reading

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