Advocates Quick to Criticize Recommendations on Cutting Social Security

Today’s Huffington Post reports that “Social Security advocates have been quick to come out against the proposal released Wednesday by the co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s debt commission. At the National Press Club Friday, John Rother, executive vice president for policy at AARP, said the plan was “really regressive and not the way to keep health care affordable for people going forward.”

“Eric Kingson of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign, has called the draft report “an equal opportunity disaster,” which — beyond cutting benefits for today’s seniors and persons with disabilities — “cuts Social Security benefits for virtually every American alive today and yet to be born.” See full report here: