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Leaving Grannies Behind: Will the Fiscal Commission vote to impoverish older women?

By Martha Burk
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"Ashley Carson, Executive Director of the Older Women's League and member of the Social Security Works coalition, points out that those same grannies the tea party has apparently forgotten about are the ones who will suffer the most if the program is cut.

"Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington, agrees. 'Raising the retirement age and other ways of cutting benefits would all have a devastating effect on older women, many of whom live alone and depend mainly or entirely on Social Security,' she says.”

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