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Welcome to Seniors Decide 2016

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations has enjoyed strong working relationships with U.S. Presidents of both parties. We developed Seniors Decide 2016 as a forum to begin a dialogue with the country’s next President about policies and programs that serve the needs of a diverse and growing population of older Americans.

I hope you will use the tools on this site and the information generated through Seniors Decide 2016 to pose your own questions to candidates and to engage your community throughout this year. This is the time to ask questions, get answers, and ensure the 70 million Americans represented by LCAO networks have the information they need to make informed decisions.

Max Richtman
Chair, LCAO

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Hillary Clinton Eyes Changes to Social Security Taxes

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Democrat Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would consider subjecting investment income to Social Security taxes, and would consider applying the tax to higher wages as a way to extend solvency of the program and expand benefits for the poorest seniors.

Bernie Sanders Goes After Hillary Clinton on Social Security


(Des Moines, IA) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton’s stance on Social Security at a meeting with union workers on Monday, telling a crowd that the former secretary of state would not expand the program’s benefits to seniors.

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