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Marilinda Garcia: Social Security an example of government that has ‘gone far, far astray’

Image: House Majority PAC As a state Representative in 2012, Garcia was one of 124 House Republicans who voted in favor of a resolution urging Congress “to privatize all aspects of Social Security.” On the campaign trail earlier this year, she explained that she believes Social Security is an example of the government going “far, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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GOP in Congress: Keeping — or BREAKING? — Promises

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 […]

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