While I'm not blogging, I represent people in Social Security cases and do other things, too. As a Social Security Representative, I am a member both of NADR (National Association of Disability Representatives) and NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives). Both provide useful information for a person, like myself, who represents people in Social Security Administration hearings.
The NADR NEWS, Winter 2012, p. 2, explains:
"SOCIAL SECURITY SOLVENCY
"The House Social Security Subcommittee, under the chairmanship of Sam Johnson (R-TX), over the past several months has held a series of hearings on the solvency of the Social Security trust funds. While these hearings have taken testimony from actuarial and budget experts, comments by Subcommittee Members reflect a partisan divide in which Republicans insist on achieving solvency exclusively through benefit reductions, while Democrats are demanding to preserve benefits and instead raise revenues. Middle ground appears elusive, at lest for now.
"While we expect continued hearings in both Houses on Social Security solvency in the new year, it is unlikely that Congress will enact legislation to address the solvency issue until after the 2012 elections."
The Fifth District of Kentucky of the U.S. House is now represented by Republican Hal Rogers. Generally, a member of Congress votes with his party leaders on budget questions. Is that what you want? Do you want the Republican majority in the U.S. House to vote to cut your Social Security and SSI benefits? If you want your benefits cut, then re-elect Republican Rogers to the U.S. House. If you want your benefits to remain the same or increase then elect Kenneth Stepp the Democrat to the U.S. House. It's your choice: for lower SSI, SSD, and Social Security payments vote for Republican Rogers; for the same or higher SSI, SSD, and Social Security payments vote for Democrat Kenneth Stepp.