iOS app Android app

Mitt Romney Social Security

Matt Sledge

Biden On Social Security: Debate Answer Gets Mixed Reviews, Question Called 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- While President Barack Obama was forced to do damage control after he said there was no daylight between him and Republican presidential n...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Does Debate Cleanup On Social Security Answer

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

They Want to Destroy Social Security (Circa 1935)

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Republicans have as much interest in saving Social Security as they do in saving the whales. Or the rainforest. Or the Queen. Or the last dance.

Dems Revive Major Bush-Era Battle

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romn...

Romney Budget Brings Tough Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts...

Romney Budget Cuts Would Have Severe Consequences

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts...

The Fable of the Century

Robert Reich | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation's total income and wealth that the middle class no longer has the purchasing power to keep the economy going full speed.

Romney the Unicorn

Brian Goldsmith | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Brian Goldsmith

Mitt Romney is running not as a fiscal hawk but as a fiscal unicorn -- fluttering around, making magical things happen, in a world that doesn't exist.

Mitt Romney Earns More by 6:00 a.m. Than Many Seniors Do in a Year

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Social Security is not just another pension fund for the Bain Capitals of the world to raid. Social Security is how each day millions of retirees are able to pay their bills and put food on the table.

Why Mitt Romney Should "Be Concerned About the Very Poor"

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

I accept the idea that there are different ways to address poverty. Conservatives believe that a rising economic tide lifts all boats. That may be true -- but first you've got to have a boat.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Bob Greenstein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

We're glad the governor is expressing support for a safety net and for fixing it if it needs repair. Yet his own budget proposals would tear gaping holes in the safety net and damage it severely.

Governor Romney and Concern for the Poor

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Though Romney recognized that "... we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers... " he neglected to make the following four points.

Romney's War on "Entitlement"

Richard Geldard | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Geldard

Romney wants to blame entitlements for our debt crisis and then to tout opportunity as the path to recovery. Well let's look at opportunity as a theme.

When the Going Gets Tough, Seniors Must Get Voting

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Social Security and Medicare are two great American success stories. Before, too many people worked until the day they died or lived out their final years in pain and poverty. Our nation has come a long way, and in the 2012 elections we cannot turn back.

Texas Governor Hit With 'Perry Scheme' Attack

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned senior citizens Tuesday to beware of turning Social Security into a "Perry ...

Jennifer Bendery

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security During Republican Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry pushed back on accusations by Mitt Romney that he supports each state creating its own independent system of Social Security, during the GO...

Sam Stein

DNC Chair Says Stock Market Plunge Hurts GOP Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The massive drop in the stock market Thursday afternoon provides an ominous, albeit politically inviting, backdrop for the Republican de...

GOP Candidates Revive Idea Of Privatizing Social Security

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize ...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Aide Gives Clues To His Plans For Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If you listened closely to Rick Perry's aides, it was possible to gather some clues Wednesday night as to what what the Texas governor...

Controversial Perry Remarks Spark Backlash From Rival GOP Campaign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) The GOP presidential contest has quickly narrowed to a two-man race. As Rick Perry and Mitt Romney jockey over their ability ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry's Social Security Comments: A Hit With Tea Partiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central moments of Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate was the exchange on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perr...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, In His Book: 'American People Have Been.. Defrauded Out Of Their Social Security' [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's charge that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's views on Social Security are not only out of the conservative mainstream but make him ...