Will the youth benefit from Obama's Social Security reform?
January 08th 12:14:50 PM
President-elect Obama's children meet the S4 Ostrich, which travels around the country urging politicians to get their heads out of the sand and reform Social Security.
Washington, DC — Students for Saving Social Security, the nation's largest youth organization dedicated to reforming Social Security, today challenged the incoming Obama administration to make good on Wednesday's promise to reform Social Security.
"The key is going to be restructuring retirement savings in a way that benefits future retirees," said Jo Jensen, the executive director of Students for Saving Social Security, or S4. "It remains to be seen how serious Obama is about entitlement reform, as well as how a proposal from him would gain the support of young people, who voted more than two-to-one in his favor."
Jensen continued: "Students will be watching closely in the weeks ahead. We look forward to hearing more about how Obama will reform Social Security and retirement policy in a way that benefits future retirees."
Posted by Jo Jensen
My name is Delores Flowers, I feel i was done very wrong from social security. I was shot in 1979, i could not use my left asrm i have been living with a bullet lodge at the tail end of my brain. I live everyday of my life with very bad headaches, I was approved i8n 1985 i had applyed in i was turned down. But i was approved but thy did not give me ssa until 1989. I was only givig one year of back paid. I'm glad for what they gave me but i feel i should of been paid from day i was shot. I was shot on my way home from work. I did not know the guy that shot me. My whole life stop in i did not do anything for my life to turned the way it did. Police department hospital lost my records. they act like it was nothing. I don't understand how social security could do me the way they are doing me. I hope President Obama has a chance to read this in e-mail me back. I would like to hear back from someone, Thank you, Delores Flowers
Posted by Delores Flowers on June 14th 08:43:52 PM
Delores, I'm very sorry to hear what happened. I forwarded your message to the White House -- the response is below. If I hear anything more, I will let you know.
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Posted by Ryan on July 07th 02:45:42 AM