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Benefit Cuts

Stealing From Federal Civil Servants: You May Be Next

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Imagine that an employer wishes he hadn't paid you so much in the past, so he goes into your bank account and takes what he wants. Sound outrageous? That's essentially what the federal government may be about to do to its workers. And the rest of us may be next.

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Willing To Buck White House On Entitlements | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the White House showing openness to cuts in Social Security, officials with the AFL-CIO labor federation said Friday that they woul...

Why AARP's Support for Social Security Cuts Matters

Daniel Marans | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

If AARP was so intent on keeping Social Security out of deficit discussions, then why had they signaled their willingness to make a deal now, in the midst of the debt-ceiling negotiations?

New Republican Assault on Middle Class: Slash Medicaid, Hurt Seniors and Millions in Need

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In these tough times when we need shared sacrifice, smart government and job creation, the Republican plan to cut Medicaid accomplishes none of these things. It only makes matters worse.

Sam Stein

Obama's Social Security Stance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps the one element of President Obama's budget proposal that pleased progressives the most was the one that didn't actually make it...

States SLASHING Pensions, Benefits For Public-Sector Retirees

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. — William Liberty began as a trash collector in Lindenwold 37 years ago and worked his way up to public works supervisor. Until re...