The Alliance is teaming up with the Strengthen Social Security coalition for rallies, ads, and grassroots actions to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from the proposed cuts. Retirees across the country will show the effects of what diminishing retirement security means to “real people” by dressing up in work clothes and demonstrating what it means to “Work ’Til We Die.”
The U.S. House just approved last week a draconian 2012 budget that ends Medicare as we know it, provides a roadmap for eliminating Social Security, and cuts $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over 10 years. Meanwhile, in the Senate, there is a major bi-partisan initiative to raise the retirement age or cut Social Security benefits in other ways. With Congress in recess until May 3, Alliance members are using this time to tell members of the House and Senate, the media, and supporters that Congress should keep its hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.