AARP MD Volunteers Visit Politicians at Home Urging Congress to Block $129 Billion in Social
Security, Veterans’ Benefit Cuts
As Congress returned to their home districts this week they found AARP volunteers and staff on their doorsteps
fighting against the $129 billion in cuts to the Social Security COLA and veterans’ benefits that would occur if
Chained CPI were adopted.
“Cuts to Social Security and veterans’ benefits through Chained CPI are no
small change,” said AARP ExecutiveVice President Nancy LeaMond. “The stealth change is a significant benefit cut that snowballs over time. The
adoption of chained CPI would take hundreds of billions of dollars out of the pockets of current and near retirees,working families, veterans and the disabled, as well as the local economies in which they live, in the next ten years
During these visits, volunteers and staff reiterated
AARP’s longstanding position against a Social Security COLA
Reduction (Chained CPI) as part of any budget deal.
AARP’s efforts against the Chained CPI and for a separate conversation with regard to Social Security will
continue when members of Congress return to Washington. For more information on Chained CPI contactTammy Bresnahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.aarp.org/md.
AARP Suitland Chapter President Wilma Smith (far right) and Hank Greenberg (second from right)met with staff in Congresswoman Donna Edwards home office.
200 St. Paul Place Ste. 2510 | Baltimore, MD 21202 | phone 866.542.8163
AARP MD SPENDS THE WEEK TALKING TO CONGRESS