WASHINGTON, Might 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — An AARP survey launched at this time finds that 85% of Individuals age 50+ oppose slicing Social Safety and Medicare to cut back the federal price range deficit. The ballot reveals overwhelming opposition from each Republicans (88%) and Democrats (87%) on slicing Social Safety advantages to pay down the deficit. Equally excessive proportions of Republicans (86%) and Democrats (87%) strongly oppose cuts to Medicare.
“Older Individuals overwhelmingly oppose slicing Social Safety and Medicare to cut back the deficit. Proposals just like the TRUST Act would give a handful of lawmakers the facility to suggest cuts behind closed doorways with fast-track legislative consideration with minimal transparency and oversight from voters,” mentioned Nancy LeaMond, AARP Govt Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer. “On behalf of AARP’s almost 38 million members, we name for full and open debate that ensures public enter on defending the way forward for our earned advantages. All members of Congress must be held accountable for any motion on Social Safety and Medicare.”
AARP is urging Individuals to make their voices heard in assist of Social Safety and Medicare. To this point, almost 1 / 4 million folks have despatched messages to federal lawmakers demanding they oppose the TRUST Act – laws that may create a 12-member committee that might fast-track cuts concentrating on Social Safety and Medicare. The historical past of a majority of these efforts present they’re flawed from their inception, create additional polarization, and violate the belief of the American folks, since they don’t present open and accountable deliberation. Elected officers ought to as an alternative give attention to assembly the well being and retirement earnings wants of all Individuals.
The brand new survey comes prematurely of the soon-expected annual Social Safety and Medicare Trustees’ studies.
Further survey findings:
- Folks age 65 and older (89%) are barely extra doubtless than these age 50 to 64 (81%) to strongly oppose decreasing Medicare advantages to cut back the deficit, and
- Folks age 65 and older (87%) are barely extra doubtless than these age 50 to 64 (83%) to strongly oppose decreasing Social Safety advantages to cut back the deficit.
This nationwide ballot of 1,016 adults ages 50 and older utilized NORC’s AmeriSpeak® Omnibus, a month-to-month multi-client survey. Interviews have been carried out in English on-line (90%) and by telephone (10%) from April 22 by April 26, 2021 and included three AARP questions on federal price range deficits. Information are weighted to the most recent Present Inhabitants Survey (CPS) benchmarks developed by the U.S. Census Bureau and are balanced by gender, age, training, race/ethnicity, area and AARP membership. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.33 % with a design impact of 1.99.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan group devoted to empowering folks 50 and older to decide on how they reside as they age. With a nationwide presence and almost 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what issues most to households: well being safety, monetary stability and private achievement. AARP additionally produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Journal and AARP Bulletin. To study extra, go to www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or observe @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.