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A Look at the Military Budget Through Social Security Eyes

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Unlike Social Security, the military budget has never generated revenue to pay for itself. We just pay it out of our taxes.

Will Social Security Be There for Today's Young Workers?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Social Security isn't going bankrupt -- far from it. The system was intended -- and has always been -- a pay-as-you-go system, with taxes collected from workers used to pay current retirees.

Cold Case File: Who Shot Down a 70-Year-Old Attack on Social Security?

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

How did we reach such a state of confusion about the solvency of Social Security? Actuaries deal in probabilities and statistics. What were the odds we'd be so confused in 2010?

Social Security Turns 75, Starts Cadging From the Kids

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Unless taxes rise or benefits fall, the system will operate at a deficit this year and next, return to a surplus through 2014, then sink back below the surface in 2015 and never come up.

The Looming Battle Over Social Security

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Social Security as we know it will need to be actively defended in the months ahead by those of us who deny the validity of the conservative claims. The question will be how?

The Myth of the Social Security Crisis

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Any sane cost-benefit analysis shows that Social Security has been a remarkable success. There is no reason to doubt that it can continue to perform that function decades into the future.

The Trust Fund and the Baby Boom

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Minarik

Recently, I suggested a legislative deal in which repair of Social Security's finances would motivate Congress to enact economic stimulus.

Don't Panic! Social Security will be there for you.

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

This week the New York Times decided to scare the bejeezus out of everyone by publishing several articles with slanted statements about Social Securit...

No Diet COLA for Seniors -- Fight the Freeze and Save Social Security

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

If we accept the 2010 COLA freeze, if seniors fail to grab their bullhorns, then we may be looking at another freeze in 2012, 2013 and beyond, while the Right continues to hammer away at the big lie -- that we cannot afford Social Security.

Social Security: The Red Ink Starts Next Year

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

In case there was any doubt that Social Security won't be able to keep the promises it's making to anyone younger than, say, 55, the CBO now projects that Social Security will start operating at a deficit next year.

Acting Like a Governor

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The candidates have been campaigning for two years and have engaged in dozens of debates. However, the budget problem facing the next president has not been mentioned.