Unions led a demonstration for a strong AHV. Photo: SGS/USS Sixty-three percent of Swiss oppose an automatic raising of the pension age to 67 in the event the country's social insurance plan (AHV) hits financial difficulties. A study conducted for the newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag found just 23 percent supported the pension age proposal made by a parliamentary commission. It comes as parliament prepares to debate pension reform. The findings are in line with previous surveys which have found opposition to the retirement age being raised to 67 from 64 for women and 65 for men. The latest study conducted in German and French-speaking Switzerland also sounded out opinion ahead of a nationwide vote on the AHV on September 25th. It found 34 percent planning to vote yes to the ‘AHV plus' initiative, with 25 percent voting no and 41 percent still undecided with just two weeks to go until polling. The initiative led by the trade union federation SGB/USS calls for … [Read more...] about Swiss oppose raised pension age: survey
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POLITICS 05/03/2018 01:52 pm ET Some activists worry liberals aren’t doing enough to rally older voters. By Eliot Nelson Last year, activist Michael Morrill found himself nearing retirement age and thinking more and more about about issues important to older Americans. Alarmed by President Donald Trump’s reactionary agenda and concerned about the comparatively small number of progressive advocacy groups focusing on seniors, he decided to take a stab at remedying that problem. Morrill, now 63, who founded and previously led the Pennsylvania affiliate of People’s Action, a national progressive advocacy group, gave his new grassroots organization an endearingly cheeky name: Greyroots Action. He said he hopes to bring a slew of senior issues to the table by turning Greyroots Action into an “elder American” (his preferred term for senior citizens) version of MoveOn, which leverages its extensive member database to ally itself with a host of … [Read more...] about Is The Left Having A Senior Moment?
close Video Blue or red wave? Signs the midterm tide may be turning How will President Trump's agenda affect midterm election results? Insight and analysis on 'The Ingraham Angle' from pollsters Frank Luntz and Mark Penn. Democrats are more interested in the upcoming midterm elections and more enthused to vote than usual, and that helps them to an 8-point edge in the generic congressional ballot test. This amid widespread concern that the country’s political debate is overheated and even dangerous -- to the point that many voters steer clear of talking politics with family and friends. Fifty-four percent of Democrats are “extremely” interested in the November elections, and 51 percent are more enthusiastic about voting than usual, according to the latest Fox News national poll. READ THE COMPLETE POLL RESULTS. Republicans trail on both measures: 47 percent are extremely interested and 42 percent are more enthused. Here’s the … [Read more...] about Fox News Poll: Democrats ahead in election enthusiasm, interest — and the vote