Nancy J. Altman: As the true elitist that he is, Trump called for raising the retirement age to 70, because “how many times will you really want to take that trailer to the Grand Canyon?”
Nancy J. Altman: There are many “changes” that should be made to strengthen Social Security and make it even better than it already is. But none of those have to be done secretly.
Nancy J. Altman: Medicare for All means that seniors get to keep their hard-earned benefits instead of turning them over to big pharma and other for-profit corporations.
Nancy J. Altman: Expanding Social Security, tuition-free public college and the cancellation of student debt should not pit one generation against another. All of us are better off if grandparents have dignified and secure retirements, and grandchildren are well-educated, starting adulthood debt free.
Nancy J. Altman: If he succeeds, the impact will be that over time, fewer people will meet the government’s definition of poverty—even though in reality, they will not be any less poor.
Nancy J. Altman: [pullquote]All of us benefit immensely from their work—particularly women, for whom Social Security’s modest benefits are especially important.[/pullquote]