President’s Budget and Impact on Floridians

September 4, 2018

Jeff Johnson, State Director of AARP Florida

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Today AARP Florida released a new survey that shows 71 percent of older Florida voters, including strong majorities across party lines, would be less favorable to their Congressional representatives or Senators if they voted for a new proposal that would change the way inflation is measured.  The proposal is expected to be included in President Obama’s budget this week.   

Jeff Johnson, state director of the organization, says the “chained CPI” would unfairly hurt seniors and veterans.

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THE CHAINED CPI REDUCTION SNOWBALLS OVER TIME, CUTTING BENEFITS BY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS FOR FLORIDA CHILDREN, VETERANS, WIDOWS, RETIREES, AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.  SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF FLORIDA VOTERS AGE 50 AND OLDER OPPOSE REDUCING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT.  FURTHER, EIGHTY-ONE PERCENT OPPOSE REDUCING RETIRED AND DISABLED VETERANS’ BENEFITS.  THESE CUTS REPRESENT A BROKEN PROMISE, AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND SENATORS COULD LOSE OLDER VOTERS BY BACKING IT.

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For more information, visit www.aarp.org/fl.  

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