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Social Security and Maine's Future

Social Security and Maine's Future

  Nancy Altman, assistant to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, warns that Social Security has a significant impact on state economies, including Maine's. She also exposes the fallacy that Social Security has any connection to the federal deficit in her talk titled Social Security and Maine's Future: Keeping the Promise to All Generations.

Altman, a leading authority on Social Security and author of the book, The Battle for Social Security, debunks myths and misconceptions surrounding this high-impact "social insurance" program. Assistant to former Federal Reserve System chairman Alan Greenspan during his tenure as chair of the 1983 bipartisan National Commission on Social Security Reform.

The co-sponsors responsible for brining Ms. Altman to Maine include:

  • Maine Center for Economic Policy
  • Frances Perkins Center
  • Maine Women's Lobby
  • Disability Rights Center
  • Maine People's Alliance
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
  • Alliance For Retired Americans
  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Maine Bar Foundation
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Maine
  • Maine Children's Alliance
  • Maine Association for Area Agencies on Aging
  • League of Women Voters
  • Alzheimer's Association-Maine Chapter
  • Maine Parent Federation
  • Maine Council of Churches
  • Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
  • AAUW Maine
  • Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
  • Maine Equal Justice Partners
  • Maine AFL-CIO
  • Maine State Employees Association SEIU Local 1989
  • Syntiro
  • The Iris Network
  • Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Maine's University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities
  • Legal Services For The Elderly
  • Maine Women's Health Campaign
  • Speaking Up For Us
  • Maine Women's Policy Center
  • MaineCite Coordinating Center
  • USM Muskie School of Public Service
  • Maine Association of Community Service Providers
  • Choices CEO Project
  • Maine Centers for Women Work And Community
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Maine

This talk was recorded March 22, 2011 in the Abromson Center's Hannaford Hall on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Visit the Maine Center for Economic Policy website for more information about this talk.