Montanans 55 and older need a strong voice to bring their priorities to the forefront of the political arena. Big Sky 55+ is an organization that advocates for public policies that make a difference in our lives and the lives of future generations.
Many people in Montana feel they can’t afford to retire, and yet the majority party in Congress and even in our own state legislature is promoting an agenda to do away with the services people need as they get older. Simple truth, if Social Security and Medicare are cut, millions of us will have re-think when, how and, if we can retire. They enact tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest Americans while burdening the rest of us with debt. Social Security and Medicare prevent millions of people, particularly the elderly, from falling into poverty.
We must let our leaders know we want a future in which people can retire without worrying about whether they have enough money to keep a roof over their heads or food on the table. We want a future that allows young people to pursue education without crippling debt. We want all Montanans to have access to quality affordable health care whether they live on a farm, in a city, or on a reservation. And, we want a future that keeps Montana’s constitutional promise of a clean and healthful environment.
The members of Big Sky 55+ know that political battles are not for the faint of heart. And, we also know that the laws and budgets we pass at the local, state, and national level reflect priorities. For too long the focus has been on helping the rich get richer while the rest of us foot the bill predicated on faulty, disproven trickle down economic theory. Big Sky 55+ believes that our priorities should be focused instead on building a better future for Montanans today and tomorrow.