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Social Security Cuts

Here's How The GOP Is Concealing Its Plans To Cut Social Security

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics

The Republican Party’s platform on Social Security is jam-packed with well-worn conservative euphemisms for cutting benefits. Not to worry, though. ...

A Better Way to Fix Social Security

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Ghilarducci

If we don't take action now, tens millions of Americans will be poor or near poverty when they get old.

Trump and Ryan Agree: Let's Dismantle Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Last Thursday morning, a huge crowd of reporters breathlessly covered presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan. But the real action took place the day before the meeting -- and the person who "caved" wasn't Ryan, but Trump.

How Runaway Greed Fuels Hate: The Story Behind the New York Times Article "How the GOP Elite Lost Its Voters to Donald Trump"

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Center for Community Change Action

This back story involves Dale and Kathy Muzzy from Daytona Beach, Florida. I first met the couple in September 2012 at a meeting of homeowners who lived in manufactured home communities (formerly known as trailer parks) owned by a company called Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (ELS).

Social Security: The GOP vs. the American People

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The American people will have a clear choice this November, no matter who the nominees are. The Democrats are united in favoring expanding, not cutting, Social Security. The Republicans stand against expanding, and with the exception of Trump, for deep cuts to Social Security.

2016 Will Be a Defining Moment for the Future of America's Retirement Safety Net

Max Richtman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

The 2016 elections will be a defining moment for whether America's retirement safety net stays or goes. It's critical that American voters of all ages demand that candidates for president and Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- are held accountable for policies which will impact generations of American families.

Celebrate Social Security, Don't Cut It

Mykle Ann Mora | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Mykle Ann Mora

Social Security needs reform. But, that reform should take place in the form of expansion not cuts. Like millions of other Americans, Social Security is a lifeline for my family, but without an expansion, it is an increasingly fraying one.

Social Security, Ten Years From Now

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Republicans are determined to gut Social Security, while Democrats have yet to flatly reject budget cuts or endorse its expansion as part of the party platform. This means that there are two possible futures for Social Security.

The Surprise Issue of the 2016 Election?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Some observers thought that conservative candidates would be inclined to avoid the so-called "third rail" of American politics this time around, but the opposite seems to be true.

Social Security Reversal in Maryland Senate Race: Six Key Lessons for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Voters are likely to remain dubious about candidates who offer only vague platitudes about key issues like jobs, wages, and trade without making firm commitments or offering specific proposals. The Maryland race has just begun, of course. But so far, it seems to point to the pitfalls of corporate "centrism" -- and the promise of economic populism.

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Michael McAuliff

Bernie Sanders: Obama Won't Propose Chained CPI To Cut Entitlements | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will not renew his pursuit of a stealthy cut to Social Security and other entitlement programs by proposing a che...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Decry Social Security Sneak Attack | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Social Security advocates are accusing House Republicans of launching a sneak attack on disability insurance on the very f...

The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It Is Bad for Workers and Retirees

Karen Friedman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
Karen Friedman

When policymakers shape legislation to expand retirement savings and pension coverage, it's important for them to know the truth about how much Social Security provides, which isn't a lot.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy -- Part 5

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

OK, Baby Boomers, we are now at day five of our deep dive into the Social Security System and its benefit programs.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy - Part 3

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Today, Baby Boomers, we start to dig into the meat and potatoes of the Social Security system.

A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are co...

Invisible Social Security Cuts: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The question is, why? Social Security may be the single most efficient benefit program -- public or private -- in the country. Its annual operating expenses are less than 1 percent of overall costs, a figure which private sector programs should envy.

Expanding Social Security; Good Policy and Good Politics

Jonathan Voss | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Voss

As the economy improves, retirement security will become a dominant economic issue, a key component of closing the gap between rich and poor and ensuring a strong middle class.

Health Care Consumes Over a Third of Social Security Checks

Ben Veghte | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Ben Veghte

The vast majority of America's seniors live on modest, fixed incomes. They have paid into Social Security throughout their working lives. Congress has a sacred obligation to protect them from out-of-control health care costs in retirement.

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

Who Stops Paying Social Security Taxes After Today?

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Take a guess; how many Americans earn $50 million or more per year? Answer: 199 earn a wage or salary of over $50 million a year which turns out to be about $117,000 daily. Why are these fellow Americans interesting?

Voters In Key States Really Don't Want Social Security Cut: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

A new survey looking at 10 key House and Senate districts found that voters there strongly oppose cutting Social Security benefits -- a stance that ma...

Budget Conference Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Carefully Examine Rep. Ryan's 'Entitlement' Proposals

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Paul Ryan has indicated that "entitlement reform" will be at the top of his agenda. Committee members should listen carefully to what he has to say and encourage him to provide more details than he has so far offered on how his proposed savings would be accomplished.

Dave Jamieson

Labor To Dems: We'll End Your Career If You Cut Social Security | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With fresh Capitol Hill budget battles on the horizon, the head of the leading labor federation planned to issue a blistering warning to...