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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...

Washington Debate Ignores Crucial Facts

The New York Times | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The debate over reform of Social Security and Medicare is taking place in a vacuum, without adequate consideration of fundamental facts....

Social Security Head Scolds Lawmakers

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outgoing Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue has some parting shots for Congress, the White House and advocates for seni...

Obama, Romney Mum On Looming Issue

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January...

House GOP Takes Bold Action

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Continuing a tax cut of up to $40 a week for workers and unemployment benefits for millions of jobless hit a wall Tuesday as the Ho...

New Social Security Proposal Has Senior Groups Up In Arms

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just as 55 million Social Security recipients are about to get their first benefit increase in three years, Congress is looking at ...

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

House Liberals Propose New Tax Hike For Rich

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nervous that Social Security seems under siege from all sides, congressional liberals on Wednesday proposed raising the payroll tax that...

Sam Stein

Howard Dean: Tax Cut Deal A 'Short-Term Washington Fix' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the more noteworthy parts of the fallout over the debate on the Bush tax cuts is the opening it has given for progressives to gra...

Stop the Rich Guy Discount

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Making us work until 70 is the breaking point. The Democrats need to make this issue -- removing the Social Security tax cap -- the focal point for the November election.