All Articles on Social Security

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23 Corporate Media Headlines Obscure Biden's Social Security Lies
Headlines like "Joe Biden Falsely Claims that Bernie Sanders Is Spreading a 'Doctored Video'" were nowhere to be found, they would have been more accurate.
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US President Donald Trump looks back as a question from the press is shouted after a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,' Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare
"It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
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Screenshot of new Bernie Sanders campaign video featuring former vice president Joe Biden's long history of advocating for and being will to make cuts and cost of living adjustments to Social Security. (Image: Underlying photo Gage Skidmore/with overlay) News
#TelltheTruthJoe Trends as Sanders Video Detailing Biden History on Social Security Viewed Nearly 2 Million Times
"Let's be honest, Joe," said Sanders. "One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn't. But don’t take it from me. Take it from you."
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 Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa State Educators Association (ISEA) forum at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel on January 18, 2020 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Numerous candidates for the democratic nomination for president appeared at the forum which seeks to highlight candidates positions on education and teachers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
'The Facts Are Very Clear': Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was 'Doctored'
"Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security—he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions," said Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir in response to accusations by the former vice president.
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Then U.S. Senator Joe Biden in 1995 speaking on the Senate floor about his repeated efforts to cut Social Security spending. (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) Views
Joe Biden Has a Serious Problem With Social Security
The Biden campaign says the candidate is committed to defend and even expanded the program. But a look at his record offers a troubling picture.
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There is no question that the US government has the money to offer increased benefits through universal programs. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
On Both Politics and Policy, "For All" Beats "For Some"
On the most commonly cited rationale for each position—sustainability for universalists and resource constraints for means testers—proponents of universalism have the upper hand.
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'Trump Said He Wouldn't Cut Social Security. He Lied': Sanders Vows to Reverse President's Attack on Disability Benefits
"No, Mr. President: We will not let you cut Social Security. We will fight to expand it."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden gestures during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. News
Sanders Targets Biden Over Iraq War Vote, Repeated Attacks on Social Security
"I just don't think that that kind of record is going to bring forth the kind energy we need to defeat Trump."
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 Even when people are permanently disabled, the more frequent and onerous the reevaluation process becomes, the harder it is for them to keep up. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Look Out: Trump’s Social Security Administration Wants People with Disabilities to Prove it
Stepping up reevaluations is a good way to purge the disability rolls in the name of "enhancing program integrity."
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'Cutting Social Security Is Murder': Flood of Public Outrage Greets Trump Proposal to Slash Benefits for Hundreds of Thousands
"We cannot let Trump get away with this cruelty. An attack on any part of Social Security is an attack on the entire system."
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