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Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Obama Seeks 'Grand Bargain' By Cutting Popular Programs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mixing modest curbs on spending with tax increases reviled by Republicans, President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget o...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders: Obama Owns Chained CPI | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If President Barack Obama keeps on signaling his willingness to cut Social Security benefits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned Tuesd...

Obama Budget Is A 'Betrayal Of Women': NOW President Terry O'Neill

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The National Organization for Women, which has supported the vast majority of President Barack Obama's policies, lashed out at the president Tuesday o...

Obama's Failing Second Term Presidency

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Barack Obama decisively defeated Republicans in the 2012 election. But Republicans are successfully kicking his butt in the post election.

Ryan Grim

White House: Obama Will Not Enact A 'Romney Economic Plan' | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday that the administration would only implement the Social Security cuts included in its "co...

Bernie Sanders Vows To Fight Entitlement Cuts In Obama's Budget

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday aggressively pushed back on President Barack Obama's budget proposal, calling it a "bitter disappointment" and p...

Seniors Hate Obama's Plan For Social Security: Poll

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Older Americans don't like President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce future increases to Social Security benefits, according to a new ...

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Slam Obama Social Security Cut Plan, Threaten Primaries | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive-leaning groups reacted quickly and angrily to news that President Barack Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security, going s...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Explains Budget Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s budget, which will be introduced on Wednesday, takes a political position that some of his base is bound to bemoan. Rather ...

Obama Calling For Cuts To Crucial Program

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republi...

Don't Be Fooled by Misleading Report Calling for Chained CPI

Ben Veghte | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

Our Social Security system is vital to the economic security of our elderly, people with disabilities, children of deceased workers, and others. Whatever we do, we should disregard Wall-street funded reports urging us, under false pretenses of accuracy, to cut Social Security benefits.

Future Retirement Security at Risk

A. Barry Rand | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
A. Barry Rand

It's time to have a national discussion about how to ensure that Social Security continues to contribute to the future security of older Americans -- not in the context of reducing a federal deficit it did not create, but with the goal of helping people achieve a comfortable retirement.

5 Ideas For Fixing Social Security

U.S. News And World Report | Emily Brandon | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty

The Social Security trust fund is expected to be exhausted in 2033. After that, there will be enough tax revenue coming in to pay out about three quar...

House Democrats Warn Obama On Social Security Reform

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama may find opposition from inside his own party if he is serious about making changes to the way Social Security benefits are dis...

Increasing Social Security Benefits: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The concept of increasing Social Security has been around for a while. Strengthen Social Security, a coalition of 320 groups, reviewed the program's ability to meet current and future needs and concluded that benefits should be increased rather than cut.

The 3 Percent Cut to Social Security: aka the Chained CPI

Dean Baker | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

While the politics of cutting Social Security are bad, it also doesn't make much sense as policy. From a policy standpoint it would make far more sense to tax Wall Street speculation.

Obama's Bad Deal and Worse Negotiating

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By easily compromising on his central campaign promise that he claimed was a line in the sand, Obama signaled to Republicans that there's nothing he won't compromise on.

Sam Stein

Top Labor Leader Not Ready To Blow Up Deal Over Obama's Social Security Concession | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the most powerful union federation in the country is holding off judgment on President Obama's most recent debt reduction pr...

Social Security Is Still the Third Rail (You've Been Warned)

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Senators and Representatives who are thinking of touching the "third rail:" How many constituents are calling your office today to say, "Yes, I want you to cut the Social Security COLA"?

Obama Offers Boehner Old Ladies' Scalps

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If you're an 85-year-old lady living on $14,000 a year in Social Security, having your benefits cut by roughly $1,000 a year could mean choosing between paying for food or paying for medicine. In some cases it could mean the difference between life and death.

Obama Puts Democrats In Bind

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has put Democrats in Congress in a tough spot politically a...

Ryan Grim

Obama Shows Signs Of Crumble In New Fiscal Cliff Offer | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, with his latest fiscal cliff offer, proposes extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000...

Playing Doomsday Politics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

After a grueling election, Americans now simply want their elected leaders to solve real problems, not to cut the retirement and health benefits they work all their lives to earn.

Laura Bassett

Tim Geithner: Social Security Reform Is Off The Table For Now | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said on Sunday that President Barack Obama is open to reforming Social Security, but not until after a deal has been r...