Ken Pease Shares His Medicare Story

Mr. Pease joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday and shared his story about how the health care he got thanks to Medicare saved his life. We must save Medicare for current and future retirees.

Quarterly Executive Board Meeting

The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans will hold its Quarterly Executive Board Meeting on Monday, September 19th, 2016, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center Lakeland.
Where: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center Lakeland, FL | When: Monday, September 19, 2016 | RSVP: Registration Form

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Florida Alliance for Retired Americans shared a memory.Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 3:59pm
John Freitas Government continues to spend $trillions on foreign wars for corporate profits (Iraq, Syria,Yemen,Samolia,Nigeria,Libya,Ukraine) while 1 in 4 children in America are hungry, I doubt they care about seniors.
Susan Noonan Hetrick Scrap the Cap! I did not realize the full value of this program until I needed it.
Karen Jackson Social Security is not a supposed to be a taxation. It's retirement taken out of our paychecks. Read the original bill people. Stop stealing our social security from us. It does not belong in the tax pool
Gary Mullins paid in for 38 years, it's mine, keep your hands off what the workers earned and rely on.
Gordon Probert And besides that IT'S OUR FUCKING MONEY !!!!Every working slob has paid into the SS system. It is NOT THE GOV'TS MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jacquie Lempka Social Security is not a government program! The government STOLE from OUR Social Security and NEEDS to REPAY with INTEREST!
Shirley Hale I totally agree with the statement above. What will make it all more salvant is to raise the cap or delete the cap all together! This is totally unfair the way it is set up now. I'm aware that we have hungry children in this country and there's no need for that. There is another fix for this. We don't need hungry senior citizens also.
Richard Beaulieu I strongly support to expand Social Security for the next 75 years. :)
Eve Winfield Scrap the cap!
Karen Walker Social Security would work just fine if they would repay what they took out of the fund and then keep their hands out of it completely. This fund was not set up to be government controlled !
Cori Elizabeth McCreary I work and get social security. Leave them alone!!! They help thousands of people
Eddie Brannan Social Security was created with an a clause that its funds would not be violated but be used for future participants. The monies grew exponentially and it was a staggering amount. It was just too tempting for politicians. Under Lendon Johnson's administration the funds were raided with a promise to replace the money. It was never replaced. We should have the original agreement, inviolate, non-taxed. AND REPLACE THE MONEY!!!!!
Mark Trezza its a ponzi scheme! i put 90k into it. what will i get back? maybe 30k back!
Craig Gerlach word, if the cap was raised there would be no concern over payments to those who paid in and earned their dues...
Rodolfo Vicente Gonzales "W" Bush borrowed from the SS fund after Reagan borrowed from it first! With the help of Alan Greenspan, Reagan pulled off one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against the American people. April 20, 1983, has become a day of shame. The Social Security Amendments of 1983 laid the foundation for 30-years of federal embezzlement of Social Security money in order to use the money to pay for wars, tax cuts and other government programs. The payroll tax hike of 1983 generated a total of $2.7 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue. The mechanism, which allowed the government to transfer $2.7 trillion from the Social Security fund to the general fund over a 30-year period, was the brainchild of President Ronald Reagan and his advisers, especially Alan Greenspan. The Social Security Administration has almost $2 Trillion in the bank. Social Security has its own separate fund. That's a system that can pay out every single benefit required under current law for the next 25 years, and minor tweaks would make that forever, - Alan Grayson
Jan Kline scrap the cap... period
Sam Scott Easy fix SCRAP the CAP!!
D Dianne Baginski social security should raise the interest rate that it charges the government for borrowing their money ....
Ann M. Gutierrez Good idea! scrap the cap....that will strengthen Social Security.
Lillie Pearlman SS is personally funded insurance that is paid in cash taken directly from my paycheck. It's not a government program, it's retirement insurance and I've been paying for all my working life!!
Mary Cooper We've worked all our lives and they want to take this about lowering the politicians pay. Make them live on it...I doubt they could.
Rhonda Evans Scrap the cap!!
John Arby Hort Cut corporate welfare; close the offshore tax evasion they use for themselves and their executives; tax the 21 to 32 trillion dollars they, and the wealthy 2%, have stashed offshore. Raise taxes on capital gains and “carried interest” investment income above 400,000, that the "ideal rich" get over on, to the same rate that labor would pay on wages. Raise Soc Sec income participation to 250,000 and manage it (hands off) separately. Start paying back the stolen reserves. This is important to the common mans’ interests.
William McNew If you listen to the GOP SS is in deep crap and should be privatized. Then those of us that are currently on SS would see it lost by Wall Street in a few years because they would make uncountable transactions with fees on everyone of them.
Keith Funk To call it a Ponzi scheme is to misunderstand the entire concept of INSURANCE..... you get less back from you car insurance, health insurance, homeowner's insurance, etc than you pay in..... and hopefully for you, you'll get back less from your health insurance than you pay in.... what a fool you are.
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