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Barbara Easterling

Women's Economic Security Depends on Raising the Wage and Expanding Social Security

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Seven out of 10 Americans support increasing the minimum wage, and a full three out of four support expanding Social Security. For the women of today, and of the generations that will follow, it's time to act.

Alan Simpson Does Not Belong on This Jury

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Imagine if Social Security were put on trial. There isn't a judge in the land that would let Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, stay on the jury.

Keeping Social Security's Promise

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

In these unstable economic times, with declining pensions, personal savings and home values, Social Security is increasingly important for younger generations.

Seniors Must Keep Sharp Eye on Budget Cutters

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Retirees must keep a close eye on the bi-partisan commission President Obama created to lower the federal budget deficit. Many in Washington are urging the panel to recommend changes in Social Security as a way to reduce the debt.