Address Social Security Shortfalls
To stop potential benefit cuts to Social Security, lawmakers need to act and the sooner they do the better for future beneficiaries.
American seniors who worked long, hard years faithfully contributing to the Social Security Trust Fund should NEVER be forced to sacrifice, pinch pennies, or go without basic necessities.
Social Security is a sacred contract between every American worker and our government, developed at a time in our history when as many as 35% of seniors fell below the poverty line.
Thanks to the Social Security program, today that number is just 9.7%, as reported by CBPP.org.
For one-quarter of Americans over age 65, Social Security comprises at least 90% of their total income during retirement, according to public records.
Today, the average yearly Social Security benefit for retired workers sits at just below $15,000 — $4,000 above the federal poverty line.
It’s time for our government to listen to the voices of the American people: we want a long-lasting, dependable Trust Fund and full fair benefits for seniors.