Social Security

Asks Seniors To Contact Congress
11:29 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Senior Advocate Says Social Security Not Part of Deficit

Billy Feitlinger in Rhinelander
Credit WXPR

  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.


Wisconsin Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Billy Feitlinger spoke at the Rhinelander District Library.


In the upcoming debate in Congress this fall, a proposal is to cut the amount of potential increases called the "Chained CPI".


He outlined the descent the economy has taken since 2000, including the Great Recession....

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Hearing from the Community
3:53 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Forum For Seniors On Changes to Medicare and Social Security

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.

Alliance President Billy Feitlinger says he wants to hear from those affected what potential cuts by Congress would mean.

"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."

Social Security cutbacks reviewed
6:12 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Possible Congressional Cuts Could Deeply Impact Economy

Credit SSA.gov

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.

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....

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