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Cutting Social Security

Making Social Security More Progressive: The Games They Play in Washington

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The insiders in Washington really really want to cut Social Security, and they are prepared to say or do anything to do it. Among the latest lines is that they want to make Social Security more "progressive."

A Collegial Question for Peter Orszag (and Alan Simpson, and Alice Rivlin, and... )

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I'd like to pose this question to everyone who has proposed cutting Social Security benefits: Why are you against this simple, clean, and popular idea? It's a sincere question. I'd really like to know.

Ryan Grim

Public Opposes Cutting Social Security To Trim Deficit: New Poll | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social Security turns 75 this week and remains an intensely popular program with voters of all ages, who strongly oppose cutting it to reduce the defi...

Ryan Grim

Deficit Hawk Survey Falsely Claimed People Support Cutting Social Security | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update below.* A high-profile survey funded by anti-Social Security advocates falsely reported that Americans favor raising the age of retirement to ...