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Obama Announcing Tightened Security For Cards Carrying Federal Benefits

AP | MARCY GORDON and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan t...

A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are co...

Invisible Social Security Cuts: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The question is, why? Social Security may be the single most efficient benefit program -- public or private -- in the country. Its annual operating expenses are less than 1 percent of overall costs, a figure which private sector programs should envy.

Yes, the Left Killed the Chained CPI

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the chained CPI was merely a one-time fakeout which had already been discarded, why were the president's aides so evasive on the topic in recent weeks? This has all the hallmarks of a last-minute decision, driven by escalating political heat from the left.

House Republicans Want Budget Cuts For Seniors, But Not For Insurance Companies

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday attacked President Barack Obama after word from the White House that his fiscal 2015 budget drops proposed...

Voters In Key States Really Don't Want Social Security Cut: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

A new survey looking at 10 key House and Senate districts found that voters there strongly oppose cutting Social Security benefits -- a stance that ma...

5 Reasons Why a Grand Bargain Would Be a Grand Betrayal

Ben Veghte | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

As it became clear during the first week of the shutdown that the president was not going to sacrifice access to quality health insurance for millions of Americans, Republicans realized they had to redraft their ransom note.

Obama Says No Social Security Checks If Debt Ceiling Reached

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that while it's bad members of Congress have allowed a government shutdown, it would be worse if th...

Don't Get Complacent About Social Security. They Still Want to Cut It

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In every successful struggle there's a time to celebrate a hard-fought victory. When it comes to Social Security, this is not that time.

Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Moving forward, Social Security must evolve to address the needs of lower-earning workers. However, future retirees can also take steps to ensure they have the resources to maintain their standard of living through old age.

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.

Cutting Social Security and Not Taxing Wall Street

Dean Baker | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

Wall Street excesses brought the economy to the brink of collapse. But now the Wall Street behemoths are bigger than ever and President Obama is looking to cut the Social Security benefits of retirees. That will teach the Wall Street boys to be more responsible in the future.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senate Candidate Distances Himself From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey is the latest Democrat facing an election to oppose President Barack Obama's proposed cuts...

Obama Offers To Break 2008 Pledge

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

The issue: As the population gets older, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are eating up more and more of the federal budget, squeezing the abil...

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?

April 25: A Historic Day to Cut the Bloated Pentagon Budget

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Killing the chained CPI will have two wonderful effects: 1) protecting Social Security and veterans' benefits and 2) forcing the bloated Pentagon budget to be cut. It's that simple as a logical matter, but it's not that simple as a political matter.

President Obama -- Dancing With Himself

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

I have heard Obama defenders say for years that he's a really smart guy, so they trust him to do what's right -- that he's playing 12-dimensional chess and as the meme has it -- "he's got this." But can't one be a generally smart guy and still ultimately think some really dumb things?

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Obama Proposal Leaves Both Parties Wary

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Sam Youngman WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Republicans, Democrats and even the White House distanced themsel...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Obama Vowed Never To Cut Social Security Cost-Of-Living

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama made two specific promises when it came to Social Security. "John McCain's campaign h...

Obama Proposal Gives Everyone Something To Dislike

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's first budget of his new term is a political straddle, aimed at enticing Republicans into a new round of deficit...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Obama Seeks 'Grand Bargain' By Cutting Popular Programs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mixing modest curbs on spending with tax increases reviled by Republicans, President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget o...

Arthur Delaney

Bernie Sanders: Obama Owns Chained CPI

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If President Barack Obama keeps on signaling his willingness to cut Social Security benefits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned Tuesd...