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Now, how shall we fund education?

We may know who will be governor by the time you read this – and then again, we may not. The same goes for some competitive legislative races, like the state senate race north of Everett between Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, and Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. But no matter who wins, there is a […]

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Why we should retire 401(k) plans for pensions

Eight years ago, while thousands of corporations were shutting down their retirement plans, the United Methodist Church decided to go back to the future. The Methodists took a lesson from their faith. The Methodist Book of Discipline guides the church in employment practices, and states that the church is “to discharge our fiduciary duty solely […]

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Alan Grayson on the history of opposition to Social Security

Yesterday, I wrote that all the crocodile tears that the Right Wing sheds for the supposed insolvency of Social Security are just a cover story for what they really want to do, i.e., destroy Social Security. My Tea Party opponent is a perfect example of this: he calls Social Security a “Ponzi scheme”; he calls […]

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The Silver Tsunami: Candidates' Forum on Aging, Mercer Island, Oct 1

The Silver Tsunami: Candidates’ Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness, Monday, Oct 1, 2012, 11 am – 1 pm, Mercer Island Community Center Event is free and open to public but registration is required. Contact Doug Ricker at 206-684-0292 or

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Area Retirees Take to the Streets: No Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security!

Seattle — To mark the 47th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, area retirees with the Washington Alliance for Retired Americans, Physicians for a National Health Program, and allies, celebrated in full force in downtown Seattle on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from Noon-2:00 with a sidewalk parade from Seattle Center, through Pike Place Market, to Victor […]

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Seattle noon rally on Saturday to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Area Residents Put Their Feet on the Streets to Stand Up and Speak Out for Future Generations; Demand NO Cuts  to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security      Seattle — On July 28, 2012 from noon-2:00 pm, to mark the 47th birthday of Medicare, area retirees and families will join the Washington Alliance for Retired […]

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2nd Annual Medicare Anniversary Celebration, Sat. July 28, Seattle

On July 28th, Medicare celebrates its 47th Birthday. Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid are the “crown jewels” of our national social insurance system. Despite widespread public support, politicians in Wasshington DC want to privatize or outright eliminate Medicare, and severely cut Medicaid and Social Security..  WA State Alliance for Retired Americans (WASARA) & Physicians for […]

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Save Social Security by Scrapping the Cap: video from Highline CC event

The Social Security Works Washington coalition is educating young and old folks about the importance of the Social Security System and how one simple fix will ensure EVERYONE will benefit from this vital social program. By balancing the amount everyone contributes – Scrapping the Cap – the social insurance will continue for many generations. Rep. […]