February 2010

February 1, 2010

RE: Council for Retirement Security survey results support presidential veto

Dear Member of Congress,

In an effort to make you aware of the issues that most concern America’s seniors this election year I am writing to share the results of our resent survey, which inquired whether people would support the president if he uses his veto power to stop Congress from spending money in the Social Security Trust Fund on other programs.

We mailed more than 6 million questionnaires and have received responses from across the nation, including your district. You may be interested to note the following:

82.7%    Support the presidential veto
9.8%    Oppose
4.2%    Undecided
3.3%    No answer

The Council for Retirement Security, a program the nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots citizens group Our Generation, is dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens through awareness and advocacy.  I hope you find the above information useful and take into consideration the viewpoints expressed as you shape our nation’s policy on Social Security reform and other matters of vital importance to America’s expanding senior population.

Very Truly Yours,

Rita Smith
Executive Director