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File #: 2010-1176    Version: 1
Type: Will of Council Status: Adopted
File created: 11/30/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/30/2010
Enactment date: 11/30/2010 Enactment #: 822
Effective date:    
Title: WHEREAS Social Security is an essential part of senior's retirement and the foundation of their economic security, it keeps millions of Americans from living in poverty, including over 72,000 residents in the Pittsburgh area; and
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MS. RUDIAK
Attachments: 1. 2010-1176.doc
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WHEREAS Social Security is an essential part of senior's retirement and the foundation of their economic security, it keeps millions of Americans from living in poverty, including over 72,000 residents in the Pittsburgh area; and

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WHEREAS Social Security provides a vital safety net for disabled workers, surviving spouses of primary breadwinners, and children of deceased, disabled or retired parents including over 20,000 disabled workers and almost 10,000 children in the Pittsburgh area; and

WHEREAS Social Security is one of the most successful, efficient public programs ever created and has not contributed one dime to the deficit; and

WHEREAS Social Security contributes over $1.5 Billion to the economy of the Pittsburgh are by paying benefits to over 17% of the residents therein; and

WHEREAS Social Security is not going broke, and in fact, is financially solvent until 2037; and

WHEREAS Social Security has been used by the federal government to mask the overall budget deficit created by other programs for decades, and at present, the federal government owes the Social Security Trust Fund more than $2.6 trillion; and

WHEREAS a commission has been convened by the President of the United States called the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the purpose of which is to make recommendations to improve the nation's fiscal position both short-term and long-term; and

WHEREAS the recommendations of this commission will be given to the President and Congress by December 1, 2010; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that it is the will of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh to strongly urge the federal government not to make any recommendations to change Social Security benefits, while maintaining the integrity of the Social Security program for future American workers who will depend on it for their retirement security.












BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the will of the Council of the Cit...

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