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America's Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's homes because they cannot afford to maintain their own.

MLK's Fight for Economic Justice

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

As many of us fight today for an increase in the minimum wage, an end to job discrimination, including that based on sexual orientation, full employment, and an end to poverty, we are continuing the struggle for which Dr. King gave his life.

Fight for Big Ideas: Expand Social Security

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Democrats have historically been the party of Social Security and the champion of the middle class -- so what happened?

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.

United We Win: How Progressives Defeated the Chained CPI

Nancy Altman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Last week, progressive groups won a huge victory when the White House announced the chained CPI Social Security cut will be not be in President Obama'...

Fix The Debt 'Volunteers' Struggle To Find Local Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

The group Social Security Works released a video showing a group of "volunteers" trying to find the Virginia headquarters of Fix The Debt. They ended ...

Rep. David Cicilline Is Right About Social Security, PolitiFact Was Wrong (Again)

Ben Veghte | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.

Orszag Underestimates Chained CPI Cut

Ben Veghte | Posted 07.16.2013 | San Francisco
Ben Veghte

This is ultimately not a debate about percentage points, but a fight for a benefit Americans have earned through a lifetime of contributions. Social Security does not contribute to the deficit, and has no place in discussions over grand bargains aimed at reducing our nation's debt.

Ryan Grim Opens Platform To Small Donors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- is opening its petition platform to allow small donors to fund the expansion of a grassroots campaign, an effort to diversify...

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Ian Gray

Alan Simpson, As A Senator, Said Social Security Benefits Should Not Be Cut | Ian Gray | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), an outspoken proponent of cutting Social Security who has referred to it as a "ponzi" scheme, has not always been s...

Three Cheers for Alan Simpson

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Alan Simpson finally berated his own Republican Party. "I'm damned tired of people who use emotion, fear, guilt and racism to stir up their troops." Welcome to the club, Alan Simpson. Now you know how liberals have felt for the past four years.

Ryan Grim

Alan Simpson Accepts Social Security Debate Challenge | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), a leading voice in the argument over the future of Social Security, has agreed to debate progressive ...

Ryan Grim

Russ Feingold Challenges Pelosi | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading national progressive figure is taking a rare step on Thursday, challenging House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on ...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Says She'd Back Simpson-Bowles Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two progressive organizations have found themselves in the unusual position of being on the opposite side of House Democratic Leader Nan...

Mitt Romney's Anti-Social Stance on Social Security

Cliff Schecter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Mitt Romney, tribune of the people, still doesn't seem to get a simple concept: Social Security is popular. With everybody. And particularly with olde...

Social Security: A Tale Of Two Mitties

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the year of protecting Social Security, and the year of cutting Social Security. It was ...

Don't Blink. The DC Machine Is Killing Medicare Right Before Our Eyes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This time around the government program is Medicare, the Democratic hack who's willing to undermine it for selfish reasons is Ron Wyden, and the media outlet is (who else?) the Washington Post.

Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People

Nancy Altman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The secretive and unaccountable Super Committee is meeting behind closed doors and proposing devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that would be shouldered by the 99%.

Shocker: Obama's Less Trusted Than Bush on Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Democratic Party created Social Security and was seen as its champion for three-quarters of a century. Yet voters have less trust in a Democratic president on this issue than they did for one whose party opposed it from the beginning.

Peter Orszag: We Have To Destroy The Village In Order To Save It

Nancy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Tuesday's election gave expression to a deep frustration that Washington is not listening to Main Street. This frustration seems reasonable after read...

Now We Know What Public Wants - Get Candidates On The Record

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Tomorrow is the 75th birth...