Social Security & Medicare Decades of Success Celebration

Join Social Security Works - Washington and hundreds of your Seattle friends and neighbors as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of Social Security's, and the 50th anniversary of Medicare! We are rallying at Westlake Park on August 8th at 1 p.m. Speakers Sen. Bernie Sanders, US Senate Rep. Adam Smith, US House of Representatives Sen. …

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County seniors sound off on nation’s debt

From The Columbian: Nearly three-fourths of Clark County seniors prefer either closing corporate tax loopholes and raising taxes for wealthy Americans over cutting Social Security and Medicare as a means to reduce the country’s burgeoning debt, according to an unscientific poll conducted Thursday at an AARP event in Vancouver. Reductions to Social Security, Medicare and …

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Senator Cantwell protesting U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan budget proposal

From Publicola: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) was at a retirement home in Seattle on Sunday to protest U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal, which: A) scales back Medicare for seniors by giving seniors a fixed $8,000 voucher rather than guaranteed coverage (Cantwell was joined by American Association of Retired Persons Washington) and B) caps …

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