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Cost of Living Adjustment

Restore the Basic Bargain

Robert Reich | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Corporate profits are up right now largely because pay is down and companies aren't hiring. This is a losing game even for corporations over the long term. Without enough American consumers, their profitable days are numbered.

No Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Is No Cause for Anger

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

For a second consecutive year, Social Security recipients won't receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2011, according to the Social Security A...

Social Security To Announce No COLA For 2011

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Another year without an increase in Social Security retirement and disability benefits is creating a political backlash that has Pr...

Seniors Brace For Social Security Freeze

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will ...

Obama to Seniors: Here's Some Money. Now Go Away.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Hey, Gordo!" cried Myron the Mailman, who'd known Gordon Goldenage forever. "I've got some government checks here for you and the little lady." (That would be Gladys.)

Why the Silence on Extending Jobless Health Care Benefits?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Miller

What's more important: a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits for retired people, or health insurance subsidies for the unemployed? The answer depends on your clout in Washington.