The only thing more frustrating than the media's refusal to cover America's retirement crisis is that the trade group for the mutual funds who manage 401(k) assets continues to insist that the crisis doesn't exist.
Imagine yourself in this situation. You're in your mid-40s. You've worked hard all of your life. Then, you acquire a serious health condition. Your savings are wiped out. You're forced to go onto disability. You lose your modest home.
Too many of those benefits have already been lost in a system that, until now, treated same-sex couples as second-class citizens. That's all about to change and we're proud to help northern California lead the way.
As it became clear during the first week of the shutdown that the president was not going to sacrifice access to quality health insurance for millions of Americans, Republicans realized they had to redraft their ransom note.
Our nation faces an impending retirement crisis yet rather than address that issue head-on; Washington is instead proposing cuts to the only guaranteed source of income for many retirees, Social Security. It simply makes no sense -- unless your true goal is austerity not accuracy.
PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.
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