March 26, 2012: Last week, Congressman Paul Ryan released the Republican's proposed 2013 federal budget. Their proposal would expand tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, while pulling away critical Medicare and Social Security protections from the middle clas...Read more >
October 19, 2011: Today, the Social Security Administration announced that monthly Social Security benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012.
Additionally, due to an increase in average wages, the maximum amount of wages subject to the Social Security tax will inc...Read more >
August 03, 2011: This afternoon, the long-anticipated deal on raising the debt ceiling
is expected to pass out of the Senate and signed into law. The good
news about the deal is that your letters, emails, protests and calls
to Congress have temporarily protected S...Read more >
February 21, 2011: On February 16, Governor Quinn released his proposed budget for 2012, which includes eliminating the Illinois Cares Rx program. This crucial program helps seniors on Medicare Part D pay for their deductible, monthly premiums and prescription drugs. O...Read more >