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Social Security Helps Keep the Economy Healthy and Vibrant

Social Security Helps Keep the Economy Healthy and Vibrant

Posted on 11/7/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Massachusetts | Press & News Media | Uncategorized There’s been a lot of talk about Social Security, but one thing that hasn’t come up in the conversation is the vital role it plays as an engine of the U.S. economy. Social Security benefits keep millions of families afloat and help middle-class workers stay independent after decades of labor. But there’s more: Those payments also fuel a vast amount of economic activity in Massachusetts and throughout the nation, providing a little-noted economic benefit that helps us all. In fact, …

Social Security Generates $30.4 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 190,000 Jobs in Massachusetts

Social Security Generates $30.4 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 190,000 Jobs in Massachusetts

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Massachusetts | Money & Work | Press & News Media AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in Massachusetts generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $30.4 billion in total economic output to the Bay State economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The report also finds the $16.4 billion paid in Social Security benefits in …

EVENT: All Invited to You've Earned a Say Session in Medford

EVENT: All Invited to You’ve Earned a Say Session in Medford

Posted on 08/20/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Advocacy | Local Resources | Massachusetts AARP Massachusetts invites local residents to voice their thoughts and concerns about the future of Medicare and Social Security during a You’ve Earned a Say Community Conversation this week on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the senior center in Medford, MA. The You’ve Earned a Say conversation will be moderated by Linda Fitzgerald, state president for AARP Massachusetts, which serves more than 800,000 members age 50 and older in the commonwealth.  Jessica Costantino, director of advocacy, AARP Massachusetts, will also …

Social Security Turns 78!

Social Security Turns 78!

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Massachusetts | Press & News Media On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of $1,173 to more than one million Massachusetts residents (pdf), AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement: “In the years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation creating Social Security, it has become the foundation of retirement security in America, lifting tens of millions of seniors, as well as widows, children and people with disabilities, out of …

You've Earned a Say, Sioux Falls!

You’ve Earned a Say, Sioux Falls!

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota The AARP South Dakota 2013 You’ve Earned a Say statewide tour is underway!  Our first stop in Sioux Falls kicked off the tour with a great crowd and a great discussion about responsible, commonsense solutions to keep Medicare and Social Security strong for not only current recipients, but for generations to come. Michael Haugen, of Sioux Falls is still a few years away from retirement, but came to educate himself, and learn how proposals being discussed in Washington could affect …

What North Carolinians Are Saying about the  Future of Medicare and Social Security

What North Carolinians Are Saying about the Future of Medicare and Social Security

Posted on 01/11/2013 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Advocacy | North Carolina Americans have paid into Medicare and Social Security and they’ve earned a voice in the debate about the future of these programs. That’s why AARP launched You’ve Earned a Say in 2012— to take the conversation about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington and bring it into states and communities across the nation. AARP is working to make all Americans’ voices heard so we can keep Medicare and Social Security strong for future generations. More than …