Florida Alliance for Retired Americans

Tom Flanigan

At age 84, Social Security, America’s senior safety net program, is in its "Golden Years," but that may not last unless the federal government steps in. The program's birthday was marked with cake and a media event on Wednesday at Tallahassee City Hall with activists calling on congress to fully fund the Social Security trust fund. 

August 14th marks the 83rd birthday of Social Security. The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans celebrated the anniversary at Tallahassee City Hall by calling on lawmakers to protect the program. 

Florida’s senior citizens are protesting in the capital. A group of senior activists say they’re worried about the way the state’s budget is shaping up. Regan McCarthy reports seniors say their biggest concerns are decreasing funding for senior programs and the position the state’s budget leaders are taking on accepting money from the Federal Affordable Care Act.