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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

3/02: Heinrich to Hold News Conference to Discuss Strengthening Medicare & Social Security

144U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich will hold a news conference with special guest National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) President Max Ritchman on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4 p.m. in Santa Fe to discuss strengthening Medicare and Social Security for New Mexico's seniors and for generations to come. The details of the event are below.

Who: U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich and NCPSSM President Max Ritchman

What: News Conference on Strengthening Social Security & Medicare for New Mexico's Seniors

When: Friday, March 2, 2012, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe 87505

Questions? (505) 926-1809

Always standing on the side of New Mexico’s seniors when Social Security and Medicare are at risk, Heinrich was honored to receive the endorsement of NCPSSM, the nation's most influential senior advocacy and education membership organizations.

February 29, 2012 at 06:52 PM in 2012 NM Senate Race, Candidates & Races, Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-01), Social Security | Permalink

Comments

So if he's in favor of "strengthening Social Security", does that mean he's in favor of ending the 2% payroll tax cut?

Posted by: Paul Lindsey | Feb 29, 2012 11:21:06 PM

The 2% cut isn't affecting the Social Security funds. It's being made up from general revenues. There were plans to make it up, but they didn't pass Congress.
"The final version of the payroll tax cut extensions does not include any offsets to pay for them. There are no brakes on spending. There’s no millionaire tax. There’s no “recapture” tax. And indeed, there are no new fees on home mortgages."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2012/02/25/are-the-payroll-tax-cuts-being-paid-for-with-your-home-mortgage/

Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Mar 1, 2012 8:39:35 PM