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Social Security Retirement Age

Why Raising The Social Security Retirement Age Could Hit Latinos Hardest

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

More than four in 10 workers aged 58 or older have physically stressful jobs, according to a new report. Six in 10 older Latino workers have jobs th...

Matt Sledge

GOP Senate Candidate Says Poor People Can Just Retire Early If Social Security Age Rises | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Bill Cassidy, the Republican challenger to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), suggested during a debate Wednesday that residents of a des...

The Great Retirement Squeeze: Pension Cuts Mean Poverty for Future Elders

Paul Kleyman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Kleyman

As Americans look at their teetering retirement future, they might ask their political and media leaders, "What'll these budget cuts do my children and grandchildren when they retire -- and our community?"

Arthur Delaney

AARP's Social Security Debt Ceiling Fears | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For defenders of the Social Security Act's old-age retirement insurance program, news that the most powerful lobbying force for older Am...

Beware of Financial Firms Bearing Advice on Social Security

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Merton and Joan Bernstein

There is more to life than profits. Standard and Poor's and other advocates of free enterprise would serve it better by recognizing the indispensable ameliorating role of social insurance.

The Sour Politics of Epithet and Government by Tantrum Brews Chaos

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

"Hunger makes the old grandmother trot" was a 19th century slogan attempting to justify England's harsh poor laws. Recent Republican and Blue Dog oppo...

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair: Dems Will Pound GOP On Social Security, Keep Retirement Age In Place | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Facing a historically difficult electoral landscape, Democratic leadership is planning to reconfigure its message by focusing on what the election cou...

Sam Stein

Boehner, Pence: Raising Social Security Retirement Age An Option | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Top Republican leaders in the House offered a fairly strong signal on Sunday that they would favor a down-the-road raising of the Social Security reti...