All Articles on Social Security

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders questions Andrew Wheeler during his confirmation hearing to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2019 in Washington DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty) Views
Bernie Sanders Wants to Expand Social Security
Social Security is critical for massive numbers of Americans, yet many Republicans and Democrats have wanted to destroy it. Today, Bernie Sanders introduced new legislation to strengthen the program by taxing the rich
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Social Security is projected to have a shortfall in the medium term and many argue that the program, despite its importance, needs to be cut today. (Photo: Reuters) Views
A Late Valentine? Millionaires Stop Paying into Social Security on February 18th
The burden of Social Security taxes falls more heavily on those who make less
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with members of his cabinet, February 2019. (Photo: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) Views
Here’s How Much America’s Rising Income Inequality Is Costing Social Security
Rising inequality has not only threatened working families’ economic security—making Social Security’s modest benefits all the more critical—it has also actively damaged Social Security’s financial outlook
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To Fix System That Let Trump Stop Paying Social Security Taxes 40 Minutes Into 2016, Sanders Says 'Time to Scrap the Cap'
"Because of the earnings cap on Social Security taxes, a multi-billionaire pays exactly the same amount of money into Social Security as someone who earns $132,900 a year. Today we say that is going to end."
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To Ensure Dignity for 'Most Vulnerable' Among Us, Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Expand Social Security
"Expanding Social Security as this legislation does is a solution to our looming retirement income crisis and to growing inequality between the wealthy and everyone else."
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Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Views
A Huge Step Forward In The Quest To Expand Social Security
Social Security is the most universal, secure, fair and efficient source of retirement income that we have, providing a guaranteed, inflation-protected benefit that one will never outlive
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On FDR's 137th Birthday, 200+ Democrats Unveil Bill to Expand Social Security So 'Seniors Can Retire in Dignity'
"The Secure 2100 Act would increase Social Security's modest benefits for the 63 million Americans receiving them today, as well as every single American who will receive them in the future."
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What's 'Ridiculous,' Says Warren, Is Not Tax on Wealth But Billionaires Like Schultz 'Who Think They Can Buy the Presidency'
"At this moment in time where you have all these working class people of all backgrounds who have been hurt by the Trump administration—to put another white male billionaire who thinks the deficit is the biggest crisis in the country—that is ridiculous given where the electorate is at."
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. Views
Let’s Honor MLK’s Fight for Economic Justice by Expanding Social Security
Those who stand in the way should know that we are watching and we vote.
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Integrating the Social Safety Net Into America's Prisons
The First Step Act is a good first step in facilitating incarcerated Americans’ reentry into society. The next should be facilitating the enrollment of the incarcerated into social safety net programs upon their release.
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