2013_08_14_SocialSecurityThanks to Social Security, millions of seniors are able to pay their bills, buy groceries, and maintain their independence. That’s why the MD/DC Alliance for Retired Americans is celebrating Social Security’s 78th birthday today by urging supporters to sign a petition to “Keep it Strong… Let’s Not be the Last Generation to Retire!” “We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it,” says MD/DC ARA’s Frank Stella. “Instead of cutting benefits through the chained CPI, we should ensure that Social Security’s benefits and cost of living adjustments really reflect retiree living expenses. Let’s improve Social Security in the long term by requiring millionaires and billionaires pay the same Social Security taxes on all their pay as the rest of us.” – report by Laura Markwardt