Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU:
Looking ahead, antics of the Trump administration and the rubber stamp Congress will test us in areas of importance to retirees. It is being reported that the so-called tax cut that likely will be adopted as this is being written is a back door ploy to ultimately gut Medicare and Social Security. Needless to say, these are benefits eamed by years of dedicated service that are vital to maintaining retirement as we know it. We must be on our guard to combat whatever sneaky methods that may be tried to achieve those nefarious goals.
Separate and apart from those concerns is legislation currently under consideration by Congress to drastically alter and force access to Medicare Part B by retirees who have previously opted out. This Iegislation is supported by Post Office national Unions, while being opposed by NARFE and others, induding this writer. We must keep our eyes firmly fixed on The Congress to protect our interests.