Senior citizens are expected to hold a protest rally at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Wednesday morning and then march by the offices of Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown in what is promised to be a massive rally to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The protest is being held as a congressional “super-committee” is putting together a proposal to reduce the federal deficit. Senator John Kerry is on that committee.
Seniors will board buses in several communities in and around Boston for the rally at 270 Tremont Street that is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Buses are expected to transport seniors from Cambridge, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Worcester, and West Roxbury, according to Jason A. Stephany, communication director of MassUniting, a group based in Charlestown that has organized protests against foreclosures and corporate greed.
“The Super-Committee – a 12 member bipartisan group, including Sen. Kerry – is considering potential cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security that would harm today’s seniors and workers – including: a $112 billion cut to Social Security by changing how the Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) is calculated and reducing benefits; raising the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67; and, increasing out-of-pocket costs for seniors in Medicare,” a press release from MassUniting states.