Seniors urge Blunt: Don’t privatize Social Security

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ARA TO BLUNT: TAKE THE PLEDGE – A delegation from the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans recently asked U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to sign a pledge to support Social Security. Blunt was unavailable but the ARA delegation left a copy of the pledge statement with his staff. The delegation included (from left) Larry Bausola, Maija Garson (granddaughter of Missouri ARA Treasurer Gary Style) Style, Ron Gushleff Sr., and Missouri ARA President Dave Meinell. - Labor Tribune photo
ARA TO BLUNT: TAKE THE PLEDGE – A delegation from the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans recently asked U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to sign a pledge to support Social Security. Blunt was unavailable but the ARA delegation left a copy of the pledge statement with his staff. The delegation included (from left) Larry Bausola, Maija Garson (granddaughter of Missouri ARA Treasurer Gary Style) Style, Ron Gushleff Sr., and Missouri ARA President Dave Meinell. - Labor Tribune photo

 

Clayton – A delegation from the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans has asked U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to sign a pledge to support Social Security.

The delegation recently tried to contact Blunt but was told the senator was away from his regional office. The ARA delegation had to settle for leaving the pledge statement with his office staffers.

The statement read: “I pledge to oppose every effort to privatize, cut benefits or raise the retirement age. I also pledge to expand Social Security so that every American can retire with dignity and respect.”

The pledge action was taken in concert with ARA organizations in several other targeted states represented by senators not friendly to Social Security.

Blunt, who has spent almost 20 years in Washington as a congressman and senator, is running for re-election after voting consistently to weaken Social Security.

Meanwhile, more than 58 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits for retirement, disability insurance protection and life insurance benefits for young survivors of deceased workers.

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