NWLC: State-by-State Fact Sheets for Super-Committee Advocacy
These fact sheets provide information relevant to advocates during the Super Committee delegations over a deficit reduction plan. On a state-by-state basis, they provide the numbers of people benefiting from programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, food stamps, and child care.
WOW: Elder Economic Security Standard Index
The Elder Economic Security Standard Index measures the basic cost of living for older Americans' households. Click here to view state-by-state reports of the costs of living per state of older Americans and how older Americans are faring in these states.
Center for Economic and Policy Research: Who's Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?
Raising the Social Security payroll tax cap is one way to help close Social Security's long-term funding gap. According to the latest American Community Survey data, 6% of Americans would be affected if the tax cap were lifted entirely and about 1% would be affected under Senator Bernie Sanders' plan to introduce a payroll tax to income above $250,000. This factsheet examines how either eliminating the cap entirely or partially under Bernie Sanders' plan would affect workers by gender, race/ethnicity, age, and state.
Demos: The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors
This Research and Policy Brief by Tatjana Maschede, Laura Sullivan, and Thomas Shapiro explains the precarious financial situation of African-American and Latino seniors.
NASI: How Would Seniors Fare-- by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income -- Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals by 2070?
This brief by Virginia P. Reno and Elisa A. Walker examines how older Americans would be affected by the Bowles-Simpson Social Security proposals by 2070. They examine how different groups would be affected according to age, income, gender, and race/ethnicity.
NCPSSM: Poll on Social Security, Medicare, and the Deficit
A poll by Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) reveals that, among other findings, 70 percent of Americans would oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the Super Committee's proposal and that a large majority of voters oppose cutting these programs in order to reduce the deficit.