Area Retirees to Tell Congressman Bobby Schilling: HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Stuart   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:07
Moline --- Area retirees with the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans will meet with Congressman Bobby Schilling on Friday, August 26 in Moline to ask him to not support cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the continuing debate about the federal spending.  After the meeting, the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and young leaders of the Quad City Federation of Labor will hold a press conference outside of the office to send an intergenerational message that Congressman Schilling needs to protect and strengthen retirement security for current and future retirees in his district, not cut it.

“Retirees in our area are already struggling to get by, but they know how much worse things would be without Social Security, Medicare and  Medicaid.  Because of these programs, seniors are able to pay bills, see a doctor, fill a prescription and afford a nursing home. 

What: Press conference; visuals include posters

Who: Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans; Quad City Federation of Labor

When: Friday, August 26 at 4:00pm

Location: Outside of Rep. Schilling's office, 3000 41st St, Moline, IL 61265

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Hands off
written by Bob Paulson, August 26, 2011
Exactly who is proposing to eliminate Medicare and Social Security? To interpret a proposal that merely attempts to limit the growth in these programs and will not begin in over a decade--and that explicitly hold retirees and anyone over 54 years old harmless--as an attempt to eliminate these things is willful ignorance at best. Agitprop is probably more accurate.

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