Wisconsin is in the unique position of having three lawmakers on the highly influential budget conference committee – Rep. Paul Ryan (co-chairman) and Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson – who have an opportunity to protect Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations instead of cutting these vital programs for the purpose of deficit reduction or as a tradeoff for sequestration cuts.
As the government shutdown continues and as the countdown to the Thursday, Oct. 17 deadline on the debt-ceiling looms ominously, what can the average citizen do?
Now that the federal government has officially shut down, many are in the dark about what is and is not affected. Here are a few of the most pressing questions that AARP members are asking, and the answers you may be looking for:
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