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AARP, the powerful lobbying group for older Americans, is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits, a move that could rock Washington's debate over how to revamp the nation's entitlement programs.
The decision, which AARP hasn't discussed publicly, came after a wrenching debate inside the organization. In 2005, the last time Social Security was debated, AARP led the effort to kill President George W. Bush's plan for partial privatization. AARP now has concluded that change is inevitable, and it wants to be at the table to try to minimize the pain.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I couldn't finish reading the article without logging in so
I was wondering if there will be benefit cuts right off
the top of the SS checks people are receiving right now.
If so we are all cooked because we barely make it as
is. I can understand why the AARP would agree in order
to keep it as painful as possible, I hope it works. I will
be following this closely and I am interesting in seeing
what others have to say on this subject.
Originally posted by pplrnuts
If Social Security benefits are taken away from our seniors whom have worked their entire lives while paying into these benefits their entire career, only to be shafted in the end when they need them, there better be a serious uprising in this country...
edit on 17-6-2011 by pplrnuts because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lokdog
The irony of it all sickens me. First the govt. limits how many cans of dog food a senior can buy. Then they cut down there Social Security. Nothing like saying hurry up and die.