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NHDP - Granite State Forward to Hold Senior-to-Senior Phone Banks Across the State on 79th Anniversary of Social Security

Manchester, NH -- Tomorrow, the New Hampshire Democratic Party's coordinated campaign, Granite State Forward, will be holding senior-to-senior phone banks across the state to highlight seniors' issues and honor the 79th anniversary of the passage of the Social Security Act. One of these phone banks -- in Portsmouth -- will be open to press.

Jeanne Shaheen knows that seniors deserve to retire with dignity, with the peace of mind that Social Security will be there for them. When Republicans tried to force deep cuts in Social Security with a spending plan that was opposed by the AARP, Jeanne Shaheen led the fight against their dangerous scheme.

Carol Shea-Porter is working to strengthen benefits seniors earned through a lifetime of hard work. She opposes budget plans that would end the Social Security and Medicare guarantees for older Americans, and understands that benefits must keep pace with the cost of living for Granite State seniors.

The phone banks will feature New Hampshire seniors calling other seniors to discuss what is at stake in the upcoming election, like preserving Medicare and Social Security, and reducing health care and prescription drug costs. Participants will clearly define the differences between the Democratic candidates, who are fighting to prevent deep cuts to benefits and avoid a spike in pharmaceutical drug costs, and the Republican candidates, many of whom would vote to reopen the Medicare Part D donut hole and even privatize Social Security.

Who: Democratic volunteers, activists and community leaders
What: Senior-to-Senior Phone Banks Hosted by Granite State Forward
Where: Portsmouth
When: TOMORROW, Thursday, August 14th, at 6:00pm

Please RSVP to Bryan Lesswing at for more details.


Heritage - What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes 

April 14, 2014


What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes

It’s a bummer when you see how much income tax comes out of your paycheck. But when you see that Social Security line item, do you think, “At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?

It’s not.

The tax money you’re paying into Social Security today is going to fund today’s retirees. Who will pay for your benefits? The next generation of workers.

And the payout gets worse with each generation.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Disability disaster looms 

June 12, 2013


Disability disaster looms

America's disability epidemic cannot be chalked up exclusively to an aging population.

Cartoon: Sinister entity

Is there a lurking tyranny just around the corner?

Is privacy an illusion?

Is the government lying about the scope of its spying?

Goodman: What Paul Krugman and the New York Times don't know about healthcare reform

"Only 7.2 percent of the uninsured will fail to get insurance because half the states don't expand Medicaid? We could fail to insure that many just by bureaucratic snafus alone."


ALG - Obama won't deal with Social Security

Sept. 24, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to Obama strategist David Axelrod's refusal to "have [a] discussion right now" about Social Security because "Social Security is a more distant problem":

"It truly is pathetic that David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Team Obama, admits they have no plan to proactively work toward fixing any entitlement program like Social Security until the program reaches a crisis level. This is not the kind of leadership that America expects from their president, but is revealing about the central tenet of the Obama Administration. Bounce between crisis to crisis reacting with big government 'solutions' rather than anticipating problems and working to deal with them before we hit the brink of a government shutdown, default on our debts or even failing to meet obligations to seniors and pensioners.

"Adults don't act this way, Obama's term in office has proven that he neither has the vision or courage of an adult leading our nation, but rather Obama's term is more like a petulant child who is always pointing his finger at others. Our nation faces a world of nearly unprecedented financial and international peril; it is time for the adults to take over."

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NHCitizenAlliance- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to fact check the "Ten Million Dollars a Minute" Bus Tour to St. Anselm College in NH

Corporate-Backed Bus Tour Will Encounter Local Residents with Questions on Social Security

(Manchester, NH) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join granite staters this Friday, September 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. (EST), for a discussion about the state of our economy and the path forward for strengthening America. The future of Social Security and Medicare to local communities will be a prime topic of discussion.

Sanders is then expected to lead dozens of attendees over to the Institute of Politics (also on the St. Anselm College campus) to oppose the launch of the "Ten Million Dollars a Minute Tour." This bus tour, sponsored by the corporate-backed Comeback America Initiative, is focused on generating support for drastic cuts to Social Security and Medicare as a last-ditch way to balance the budget.

WHAT:          U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to lead community discussion at St. Anselm on the state of our economy and the path forward for strengthening America.


WHO:             U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Natasha Perez, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Steve Gorin, NH National Association of Social Workers

**Personal local stories from New Hampshire voters on Social Security and Medicare**


WHEN:          Friday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. EST      (45 minutes)


WHERE:       Perini Lecture Hall, of Goulet Building St. Anselm College 


SPONSORED BY:    NH Citizens Alliance for Action, Granite State Organizing Project, NH National Association of Social Workers, The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Every Child Matters, State Employees’ Association of NH/SEIU Local 1984, NH Alliance for Retired Americans and others.