Social Security http://wxpr.org en Senior Advocate Says Social Security Not Part of Deficit http://wxpr.org/post/senior-advocate-says-social-security-not-part-deficit <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;An advocate for retired persons says some have lead the public to believe that Social Security is part of the federal budget deficit. He says that simply isn't true.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Times New Roman"><A href="http://wisconsinara.org/">Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans</A> Executive Director Billy Feitlinger spoke at the Rhinelander District Library. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:29:22 +0000 Ken Krall 7279 at http://wxpr.org Senior Advocate Says Social Security Not Part of Deficit Forum For Seniors On Changes to Medicare and Social Security http://wxpr.org/post/forum-seniors-changes-medicare-and-social-security <p>The Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Persons is holding a town hall meeting Friday morning in Rhinelander about potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare and other related topics.</p><p>Alliance President Billy Feitlinger says he wants to hear from those affected what potential cuts by Congress would mean.</p><blockquote><p>"The most important one is the changing of the annual adjustment for cost of living. That would be very detrimental to current seniors if the formula was changed for that."</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:53:47 +0000 Ken Krall 7236 at http://wxpr.org Possible Congressional Cuts Could Deeply Impact Economy http://wxpr.org/post/possible-congressional-cuts-could-deeply-impact-economy <p>An advocacy group for Social Security and Medicare says their officials were surprised when they ran a report showing Wisconsin's 7th Congressional district has one of the highest impacts from Social Security in the nation.</p><p>The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare's Dan Adcock says they took numbers from the Social Security Administration and broke them down by congressional district. Adcock says, not surprisingly, that districts in Florida topped the list, but the district that covers much of northern and central Wisconsin was very high up the list....</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:12:49 +0000 Ken Krall 6853 at http://wxpr.org Possible Congressional Cuts Could Deeply Impact Economy