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Seniors and Social Security

Seniors have worked hard their entire lives and should be able to retire with dignity. While Republicans frequently discuss making deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, I have long championed policies to expand them. I support improving the Social Security Administration, increasing benefits by using a more accurate measure of seniors’ cost of living, and shoring up the long-term solvency of the program by scrapping the payroll tax cap to require the wealthy pay taxes like everyone else.

Social Security has stood the test of time, and for millions of seniors is the only thing left standing during their retirement years. With barely half of American workers receiving a retirement plan through their jobs, stagnating wages, and a slow economic recovery, many working families have been unable to save for retirement. We have a duty to uphold our promise to workers who have paid into the program their entire adult lives by ensuring that they receive every penny of their Social Security benefits. Maintaining a strong social security program is especially critical to millions of American women, who continue to face unjustified pay gaps.

More on Seniors and Social Security

April 15th, 2011
El diputado Federal Raúl M. Grijalva ha lanzado una versión en español de el Presupuesto del Pueblo
April 13th, 2011
Rep. Grijalva, Progressive Caucus Introduce People’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 – Creates Jobs, Generates Government Surplus by 2021
February 22nd, 2011
Rep. Grijalva Will Hold Press Conference Feb. 23 on State and National Impacts of Republican-Passed FY11 House Budget Resolution
December 9th, 2010
House Democratic Caucus Rejects Tax Package and Will Not Bring Up For a Vote – Grijalva Calls to “Prioritize Working Families”
December 1st, 2010
Reps. Grijalva, Conyers Send Letter to Debt Commissioners Urging Protection of Social Security Benefits Ahead of Expected Friday Vote
November 16th, 2010
Grijalva Praises Rep. Schakowsky Budget Debt Reduction Proposal Released Today As Superior to Debt Commission Chairs’ Effort
October 19th, 2010
Grijalva Sends 136-Member Congressional Letter to President Opposing Social Security Cuts, Says Working Families Need Protection
October 15th, 2010
Grijalva Touts Support for Seniors Protection Act, $250 Payment as Social Security Announces No 2010 Increase
October 4th, 2010
Grijalva To Address Tucson Senior Groups, Speak to Media on Tuesday About The Need to Strengthen Social Security for Nation’s Retirees