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Warning Trump Poses 'Existential Threat' to Social Security, Group Founded by FDR's Son Endorses Biden for President
"Many older Americans cannot afford—let alone survive—another four years of President Trump."
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 "Just as enacting Social Security was a solution 85 years ago, expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, is a solution we should embrace today," writes the authors. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Happy 85th Birthday to Social Security—Crown Jewel of the New Deal
Just as enacting Social Security was a solution 85 years ago, expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, is a solution we should embrace today.
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"Social Security has protected workers from some of the costliest hazards and vicissitudes of life," writes Richtman, "including loss of income from retirement, disability, and the death of a family breadwinner" writes Richtman. (Photo: Daniel Grill/iStock/via Getty Images) Views
On Its 85th Anniversary, 'No Damn Politician' Should Be Allowed To Scrap Social Security
On this anniversary, we must renew our commitment to preserving and expanding Social Security in the face of these relentless efforts to undermine it.
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In 2020, Reviving the Spirit of FDR
In a new book, John Nichols outlines tragic decisions that quashed past progressive dreams but offers hope for the years ahead.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House in 1934 as he delivered a national radio address. (Photo: National Archives) Views
Was It Only "Fear Itself?": FDR and Today
Self-serving actions by the ruling elite.
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President Donald Trump hands out pens to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) after signing the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Never Have So Few Done So Much to Destroy America
Comparing Trump to Winston Churchill is a laugh riot.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, courtesy of Flickr) Views
How Bernie Sanders Is Reviving the Promise of FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights
There are deep parallels between what Bernie Sanders is proposing and what Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised.
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Geopolitical Crimes are ongoing and others are being initiated to reflect current realities. (Photo: CommonDreams) Views
Geopolitical Crimes: A Revolutionary Proposal
We can no longer afford the occurrence of deliberate choices by representatives of leading governments that pose grave harm to the human interest in achieving humane societies and a sustainable future for the species
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Reprensetative John B. Larson (D-Conn.), accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee and Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Views
Today's Congressional Hearing Is A Huge Milestone In The Fight To Expand Social Security
Social Security is unquestionably the most important source of retirement annuities, life insurance, and disability insurance for the nation’s working families, even for those fortunate to have other assets
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'No One Should Retire Into Poverty': At Historic Hearing, Progressives Make Case for Expanding—Not Cutting—Social Security Benefits
"Social Security's modest benefits should be expanded. When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, he called it 'a cornerstone' on which to build. Yet the last time Congress enacted increases was 1972."
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