Action Alert #100 Is Social Security Too Broke for Repeal?

Here’s the story. Originally Social Security had its own lock box. The money was just sitting there. During the Reagan administration, it was decided to let the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury borrow the funds from SS and then pay interest on what they borrowed. This was a win-win. The U.S. government had more…

Action Alert #99 What They Don’t Know Will Hurt Them!

CONTACT YOUR AFFECTED PUBLIC EMPLOYEE GROUPS—MAKE SURE THEY GET OUT THIS INFORMATION OUT TO ALL THEIR CURRENT WORKERS! Millions of public employees who are working in positions where they are not earning Social Security credits are unaware of the GPO/WEP penalties ahead of them. Some have relied on past boiler-plate information provided by the Social…

Action Alert #98 Seniors in the Crosshairs–Again!

UPDATE (4-26-18):: This post was regarding the tax bill and is no longer relevant except as a warning. We are in the Crosshairs—Again! Nearly 35 years after public employees were cheated out of their earned Social Security benefits, Congress seems to be after senior citizens again.  The current tax proposals that are in process have…

Action Alert #97 – A Glimmer of Hope from the Right

On October 3, first term Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy spoke on the floor of the Senate about why they need to get rid of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision. Here are the links to his web page and the You-Tube video of his presentation: Web page: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Calls…

Action Alert #95 – Don’t Forget: They Cut Social Security Before, They Could Do It Again!!!

Speak out now about this travesty! “To save money” in the 1980’s, Congress added the unfair WEP formula that cuts public workers’ own earned benefits. They also devised the GPO to deprive (mostly) wives of fair earnings from their marriages. The RESULT? Less than a 2% savings of Social Security’s annual Old Age expenditures, and…

Action Alert #94 – Why Do We Do This?

New Senate bill needs our support! You may be wondering, with all the ongoing upheavals that are changing the nature of our governmental systems, why we keep demanding the repeal of the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision Social Security offsets. Despite initiatives across this country to eliminate or diminish public employee pensions…

Action Alert # 93 – Social Security is Stacked Against Women

If you are a partner in a marriage, you deserve a partner’s share of what is earned in that marriage! Check out the history of women and Social Security below, and develop new stories to tell your legislator and your friends. As always, check to see if your Representative in Congress has signed on to…