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Social Security Turns Eighty-One: Working Better Than Ever For America

Nancy Altman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security provides the majority of income for two out of three retirees and seven out of ten people with disabilities. It provides virtually all of the income for one out of three seniors and people with disabilities. It lifts over 20 million people -- including over a million children -- out of poverty and lessens the depth of poverty for millions more.

Social Security: Many Happy Returns

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

More and more baby boomers are attaining retirement age and qualifying for Social Security payments, and Social Security is finding itself having to support a lot more people than it anticipated. The result is that by 2033 the Social Security trust fund will be depleted.

Today Is Social Security's 78th Birthday, And Nobody Is Partying Harder Than Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, giving birth to a program that quickly became a vital support syste...

Democrats Attack Republican Positions As 'Radical' On 75th Anniversary Of Social Security

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dems will recognize the 75th anniversary of Social Security this weekend by accusing the GOP of trying to take it away....