Jodi Reid is Executive Director of the California Alliance for Retired Americans.

Seniors, Supporters Take Action to Expose Simpson/Bowles Deficit Proposal as “Full of Baloney”

Believe or not, sometimes sandwich meat can actually make a pretty good political point. That was the case on Tuesday night as the two co-chairs of the President’s Deficit Commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, came to the Paramount Theater in Oakland to push their proposed drastic changes to Social Security, including raising the retirement age, taxing benefits, and privatizing the program – even though Social Security has not added one cent to the deficit.