I don’t think much of the Senior Citizens League. Over the last year they consistently overestimated the 2023 Social Security COLA because they used the wrong measure. They created unrealistic expectations.
More important, their lobbying on the part of seniors is short-sighted and does not consider the costs or consequences for younger Americans. If there is any group of Americans that deserve less of more, it is we seniors. We already consume the largest parts of the federal budget.
Statements from the Senior Citizens League
TSCL supports legislation like the CPI-E Act, the Guaranteed 3% COLA Act, the Seniors’ Security Act, and several other bills that would better protect the purchasing power of Social Security benefits. TSCL also supports legislation that would give beneficiaries a modest boost in benefits to help compensate for years of excessively low COLAs.
Due to high inflation do you support a temporary two-year suspension on the federal taxation of Social Security benefits to help address unexpected bills?
Social Security was never intended to be the only retirement income. All workers have an obligation to prepare for their retirement.
PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT SIGNING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT. AUGUST 14,1935
This social security measure gives at least some protection to thirty millions of our citizens who will reap direct benefits through unemployment compensation, through old-age pensions and through increased services for the protection of children and the prevention of ill health.