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Social Security Reform

What AARP Wants To Hear Most From The Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty

With the nation’s attention and election discourse focused on gun violence, immigration and Hillary’s emails/Donald’s insults, AARP is hoping to...

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.

At Last it's Becoming Clear: The Need is to Expand, Not Cut, Social Security

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

The negative portrayal of Social Security had not just happened, and was never realistic. Initially, Social Security was portrayed as "one leg of a three-legged stool." Company pensions and personal savings were the others. Now, that metaphor fails. Personal savings are negative, and companies continue to withdraw from pensions. Only Social Security remains.

This Is Why We Should Pay Attention To Bernie Sanders On Social Security

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Over the past few decades, American companies have turned away from pensions and toward 401(k) accounts to help their workers save for retirement. Tha...

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.

Chris Christie Concedes Political Risks In Pushing Social Security Reform

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Jim Oliphant LONDONDERRY, N.H., April 15 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who is making cutting Social Security and ...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul: Disability Insurance Wasted On People With Anxiety And Back Pain | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday began a two-day tour through New Hampshire, the first Republican primary state, where where he offered up a heap o...

Congressman John Larson's Important Plan to Expand Social Security

Eric Kingson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Eric Kingson

In the last month alone, three bills expanding Social Security have been introduced. The three add to a growing number which see Social Security as the solution to a looming retirement income crisis.

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.

Affordable Universal Healthcare and Social Security

Harry L. Langer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Harry L. Langer

Universal Healthcare and Livable Social Security are essential to save our states, cities, public authorities and public education from the crippling and bankrupting burdens of healthcare and pensions and for economic recovery and national prosperity.

Jason Linkins

Third Way Warns Democrats That Running On Popular Economic Positions Would Be 'Disastrous' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler of the supposed think tank Third Way have taken to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday to offer the nation an...

The Social Security 2013 Trustees Report Is Out... But What Does It Mean for People With Disabilities? Eight Things You Need to Know

Donna Meltzer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Donna Meltzer

Here are 8 things you need to know about the 2013 Trustees Report and what it means for people with disabilities.

Places With The Highest Social Security Rates

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty

Workers pay 6.2 percent of their earnings into the Social Security system and employers pay a matching amount up to $113,700 in 2013. Workers who earn...

What's Wrong With Social Security?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For 58 million Americans, the Social Security system works satisfactorily. Therefore, many were surprised when President Obama suggested a fix, using the chained CPI for the cost-of-living adjustment. What's wrong with the Social Security system?

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...

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 Myth of Social Security's Insolvency

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

It is time for all top wage earners and all the other Social Security mythmakers to put away their bad ideas and silence their propaganda for the real good of America.

We Know You Hear Us, But Are You Really Listening to Us on Social Security?

Donna M. Butts | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Donna M. Butts

Today's realities are that we need Social Security, we need reinstatement of the student benefit, and we can ensure the program is here for our children and grandchildren with a few minor changes that a large majority of Americans agree with. Congress: We know you hear us, but are you really listening?

Saving Social Security by Cutting Middle-Class Taxes

Robert P. Stoker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Robert P. Stoker

Although Obama has considered the chained CPI, he has also advocated raising the FICA tax cap. His proposal does not go far enough to preserve Social Security. A better alternative is to expand the tax base, not merely by increasing the FICA tax cap but by taxing other income sources.

Is Health Care Part of the "Fairy Dust" Talk About the Fiscal Cliff?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I'm getting really tired of the hysteria over this so-called, somewhat media created, "fiscal cliff." But I do think we are in for some changes in health care as a result of the discussions going on in Washington so here's what you should expect.

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...

Tips To Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - It is no surprise that as the baby boom approaches its Social Security years, it is turni...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Does Debate Cleanup On Social Security Answer | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign played a bit of debate cleanup on Friday night with a blog post clarifying that there are, indeed, differences betwee...

Sam Stein

Democrats Left Confused By Obama's Social Security Debate Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the moments that left Democrats scratching their collective head following President Barack Obama's debate performance Wednesday ...