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Public Policy: Social Security
3/10/2017

Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) has introduced a bill that shows how Social Security can be “reformed” by slashing benefits for everyone.  Sadly, in what would be a massive violation of the commitment between the generations that is at the heart of Social Security, Mr. Johnson targets his largest cuts on the youngest Americans, safely assuming that children in elementary school aren’t likely to know what would be in store for them if this bill were to be enacted and that their parents and grandparents won’t care.
1/14/2017

Strengthening Social Security & Medicare, Opposing Privatization, Defending Affordable Care Act top NCPSSM’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.

12/15/2016

While some in Washington claim America can’t afford programs like Social Security and Medicare, the truth is states simply can’t afford to lose the economic benefits these programs provide to every community in our nation. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has released state-by-state snapshots of how much revenue Social Security contributes to the economy of every Congressional District in each state and US territory.

10/25/2016

Lawmakers, candidates and columnists who support cutting Social Security benefits and/or privatizing the program often claim that Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme.”  The history and facts about Ponzi schemes demonstrates that the accusation is absurd.

8/19/2016

Social Security protects families in the event that a worker retires, becomes disabled or dies. These guaranteed insurance benefits are especially crucial to people of color who tend to have fewer alternative resources, become disabled at higher rates, and rely on Social Security's family benefit features disproportionately. Social Security provides many elderly Hispanics with their sole or primary source of income in retirement.
8/18/2016

It is estimated that there are about 11 million undocumented workers in the United States today. These immigrants come to our country to work.  They contribute to the economic health of our nation.  They also make substantial contributions to Social Security through the payroll tax, even though neither they nor their families are eligible to receive benefits.  The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare believes that bringing undocumented workers into our national family would be beneficial for the country and good for Social Security as well. 

6/28/2016

Since its inception, Social Security has been the foundation on which America’s retirement security rests.  It has demonstrated its strength by paying benefits without interruption in good times and bad, during periods of recession and disaster and during recovery and healing.  The program’s durability is demonstrated yet again in this year’s Trustees Report. The report is good news for working Americans and for seniors.


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