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Arthur Delaney

Obama To Drop Social Security Cut From Budget | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not include cuts to Social Security and other earned-benefit programs in his upcoming budget, the White House confi...

Here's How Much Social Security Benefits Are Increasing

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announc...

Chained-CPI Supporters Believe This Year's Tiny Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Is Too Generous

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

No one is getting rich from Social Security. Social Security beneficiaries have little flexibility in their household budgets. They paid into Social Security throughout their working lives, and have earned a COLA that should keep their benefits at pace with inflation.

Why Is Chained CPI important? It's Not -- A Better Way to Fix Social Security

Susan Rhea | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Susan Rhea

For the COLA, instead of an annual percent increase, which rewards some hugely and others not so much, we should determine a fixed amount of increase, and assign everyone that same increase.

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 ...

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.

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Social Security Haters | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seventy-three years ago to the day, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vt., was issued the first Social Security check. "It wasn't that I exp...

AARP Kinda Hates Chained CPI

Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Arthur Delaney

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand said during a speech today at the National Press Club that he's no fan of the "chained CPI" -- the alternate measure of inflati...

Arthur Delaney

Small Social Security Cost Of Living Adjustments Could Get Smaller | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 96 organizations representing veterans, the elderly, minorities and labor unions on Tuesday used the occasion of the annu...

Attention All Journalists: 8 Things You Need to Know Before Reporting on the Social Security COLA

Eric Kingson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Tomorrow morning, the Social Security Administration will post on its website the size of the Cost of Living Adjustment for 2013. Here are eight things that journalists -- newspaper, radio and TV reporters, editors, bloggers and TV anchors -- need to know.

Proposed Social Security Chained COLA Not Ready for Prime Time

Merton Bernstein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Merton Bernstein

Until the necessary procedures are designed, tested, and proven feasible , chained COLA will not be ready for prime time. Even then, it would reduce benefits and impose harm without adequate justification.

Social Security Recipients Praise Raise

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For some, the just-announced increase in Social Security checks amounts to an extra meal out, a little more cash for clo...

What You Need To Know About New Social Security Changes

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

-- Social Security announced on Wednesday a 3.6 percent increase in benefits for next year, the first raise since 2009. A look at the program: _Bene...

Social Security Benefits Increasing For First Time Since 2009

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — That didn't last long. About 55 million Social Security recipients will get their first increase in benefits next year since 2009 &...

GOP Thwarts Plan To Give Social Security Recipients $250

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a s...

Social Security Cuts Are Part Of Deficit Plan

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A painful package of spending cuts and tax increases drew sharp challenges from both the left and right on President Barack Obama's...

Mistake About Social Security Distorts Sunday New York Times Budget Exercise

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

We should not permit the specter of future deficits to further distract our attention and efforts from the most urgent problems millions of Americans already face.

No Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment Is No Cause for Anger

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

For a second consecutive year, Social Security recipients won't receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in 2011, according to the Social Security A...

Social Security To Announce No COLA For 2011

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Another year without an increase in Social Security retirement and disability benefits is creating a political backlash that has Pr...

Seniors Brace For Social Security Freeze

AP | MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Seniors prepared to cut back on everything from food to charitable donations to whiskey as word spread Monday that they will ...