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Expanding Social Security Is The Official Position Of The Democratic Party! Will Republicans Continue To Support Cuts?

Nancy Altman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthiest to pay more -- indeed, their fair share -- is a solution to the nation's perilous and rising income and wealth inequality. Expanding Social Security is a solution to the financial squeeze on working families.

Clinton and Sanders Debate How Much to Expand Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Last night on the debate stage, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president, argued with each other about how much they would expand Social Security. There is a significant difference between their proposals.

Wall Street's Third Way Absurdly Wrong About Sanders' Social Security Plan

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Nancy Altman

In a new report, "How the Sanders Social Security is Not Progressive," Third Way is warning the electorate that Sanders is coddling the rich. Sanders, who daily attacks the "billionaire class," is proposing to benefit the rich at the expense of the rest of us? Sound preposterous? That is because it is. Let's examine the facts.

Social Security: Government Should Protect and Expand Benefits, Not Pocket Them

Nancy Altman | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Many see student debt as a young person's problem, but it affects all generations. People ages 65 and older owe $18.2 billion on student loans. People ages 75 and older owe around $2 billion on outstanding student loans. As the population ages, the amounts owed by those age groups are increasing rapidly.

Thousands of Social Security Retirees Still Paying Back Student Loans, Thousands Seeing a Portion of Their Social Security Check Seized

Diane Archer | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

More than 700,000 U.S. households headed by people 65 and older are living with student debt. According to a 2014 report from the Government Accountability Office, these older Americans still owe more than $18 billion in student loans.

America's Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's homes because they cannot afford to maintain their own.

Fight for Big Ideas: Expand Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Democrats have historically been the party of Social Security and the champion of the middle class -- so what happened?

Jason Linkins

Third Way Warns Democrats That Running On Popular Economic Positions Would Be 'Disastrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler of the supposed think tank Third Way have taken to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday to offer the nation an...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) threw her increasingly high-profile name behind expanding Social Security benefits instead of reducing t...