The latest news about Social Security and what NSC is doing to protect everything you have earned.
“All three of these measures would significantly change the amount of benefits current seniors receive and NSC will oppose each of them,” National Director Rob Crone warns.
“The problem with Social Security is not that current seniors are too greedy, but that the program is a political mess. Congress has treated the Trust Fund like its own personal piggy bank instead of a retirement fund, current CoLAs don’t reflect the true inflation rate of the cost of goods and services seniors buy, Social Security is already means-tested, and any plan that raises the retirement age for seniors who are about to retire is simply not fair.”
Facing a sour economy and a federal government that seems increasingly hostile to the cares and concerns of senior citizens, the National Seniors Council’s leadership says it considers 2012 a pivotal year.
“The NSC board of directors has been taking a look at the political and economic environment and it is clear to us that 2012 will be the most important and difficult year for NSC,” explains Robert Crone, the Council’s National Director. “Seniors are scared. NSC’s fundraising is way off so we may have to scale back our programs next year and the Obama Administration seems determined to keep advancing its big-government anti-seniors agenda.”
President Obama and Congressional liberals are vowing to "protect" Social Security. However, according to the National Seniors Council, their promises ring hollow.
"Big government liberals are the ones who have almost bankrupted Social Security," says NSC National Director Robert Crone. "They have been raiding the Social Security Trust fund for decades now. For them to say they support Social Security and, even worse, they believe the program is financially sound is ridiculous."