The proposed cuts to Social Security would hit African Americans the hardest. As a result, black organizations are voicing their concerns in upcoming debates.
By Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney News Wire Editor-in-Chief: African-Americans across the nation would be hit hardest if Congressional Republicans have their way in slashing Social Security as an affront to President Obama’s recommended 2012 budget.
Therefore, Black organizations and constituents must assert their voices in current and upcoming debates, according to a report released by the Joint Center on Political and Economic Studies.
“African-Americans benefit significantly from the Social Security program—as retirees, as disabled workers or their dependents, and as survivors of deceased workers. Although Black Americans are more likely than White Americans to receive disability and survivor benefits and less likely to receive retirement benefits, their return from taxes paid into the Social Security system exceeds that of Whites,” says the report titled “African-Americans and Social Security: A Primer”.
The report, written by Dr. Wilhelmina A. Leigh of the Joint Center, continues: “In addition, older African-Americans are… continue reading
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