All Articles on Social Security

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) talks to journalists with fellow Republicans (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  at the U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. Views
Cutting Social Security to Offset Paid Parental Leave Would Weaken Retirement Security
Two recently introduced bills allowing workers to trade part of their future Social Security retirement benefits for parental leave benefits after the birth or adoption of a child would undercut Social Security’s benefits and structure, weakening the retirement security it offers workers. The...
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'A Solution for All Generations': With Plan for Social Security Expansion, Warren Demands Rich Pay Fair Share to Lift 5 Million Out of Poverty
"No one who spends 30 years working and contributing to Social Security should retire in poverty."
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'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
"No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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Congress should address our nation’s looming retirement income crisis by increasing Social Security’s modest benefits. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Joni Ernst Wants to Cut Social Security Behind Closed Doors
Republicans, Democrats and Independents, of all ages, races and genders, overwhelmingly agree. We understand that Social Security is more important than ever. We overwhelmingly reject any cuts to its modest benefits.
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What was actually crucial to Trump’s 2016 success is that the larger group of poorer less-educated whites, which traditionally leans Democratic or splits its vote, went decisively Republican. (Photo: New York Times/Screenshot) Views
NYT Steers Dems Away From the Obvious Formula for Defeating Trump
Edsall, it seems, has the task of providing the intellectual arguments for why the Democrats should not adopt the progressive economic agenda that would benefit them electorally.
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After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Reportedly Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security as 'Second-Term Project'
"Mr. Trump, you are not going to have a second term," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the president's reported plan
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 George, who is homeless, panhandles along a street in Lawrence on August 16, 2019 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lawrence, once one of America’s great manufacturing cities with immigrants from around the world coming to work in its textile and wool processing mills, has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
The "Blame the Poor" Playbook—Used by Republicans and Democrats Alike—Is Back With a Vengeance
And what 30 years as a human interest attorney has taught me about what we can do about it
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Social Security is 84 today. Notwithstanding constant attacks by many, Social Security’s current projected shortfall, modest in size and still years away, is not a " crisis," as too many politicians assert, but a call for simple maintenance. If your car needs an oil change, it's not a crisis. But if you do nothing, and wait until your engine is blown, it can become a crisis. (Photo: Joey Gannon/Wikimedia/cc) Views
Social Security Isn’t in Crisis. It Just Needs a Tune-Up
Democrats appear increasingly ready to take the necessary action, but the Republican Party would just as soon let one of the nation's most popular programs die
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Activists participate in a rally urging the expansion of Social Security benefits in front of the White House July 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. Social Security Works, the AFL-CIO and additional organizations held the event to deliver 'more than 2 million petition signatures' in support of expanding Social Security benefits. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Social Security 2100—A Path to Protecting America’s Elderly Communities
Social Security’s one shortcoming is that its benefits are extremely modest by virtually any measure. We can do so much better.
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How Capitalism Exploits Our Fear of Old Age
Getting older isn’t all loss and no gain. We may actually become happier and more emotionally resilient.
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