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Trump Throws Up 'Outrageous' Roadblock for Seniors, People With Disabilities in Need of $1,200 Relief Checks
"The Trump administration is throwing up an unnecessary barrier that will make it harder for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans to get the payments they desperately need."
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California Chief Justice Donald Wright (left) swearing in Jerry Brown as governor, January 6, 1975. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Jerry Brown: Zen and the Art of Pandemic Response
When "small is beautiful" becomes a deadly mantra.
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House Democrats Urged to Remove 'Insidious Attack' on Social Security Hidden Within Senate Coronavirus Bill
"The only way to escape this trap is to avoid stepping into it in the first place. That's why the House must remove the cut to Social Security's dedicated funding before this bill passes."
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'This Is a Trap': Progressives Sound Alarm as GOP Attempts Sneak Attack on Social Security in Coronavirus Stimulus Plan
"Senate Republicans are using the coronavirus crisis as a cynical cover to attack our Social Security system."
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Naomi Klein, author of the 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, takes on "coronavirus capitalism" in a new video from The Intercept. (Image: iStock/GettyImages/With overlay) News
'We Know This Script': Naomi Klein Warns of 'Coronavirus Capitalism' in New Video Detailing Battle Before Us
"We know what Trump's plan is: a pandemic shock doctrine... But the end of this story hasn't been written yet."
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'Stealth Attack on Social Security': Trump Condemned for Exploiting Coronavirus Crisis to Push Payroll Tax Cut
"This is a Trojan Horse attack on our Social Security system."
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"I like Sanders myself, but (other) people just won’t vote for a socialist." (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Boomer, Hold Thy Tongue
If you fall into the category of voters who generally agree with Sanders on the issues but fear that he can’t be elected, then please, at the least, stop acting as an echo chamber for the supposed irrational fears of your peers.
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'Warning Shot to Our Party': Sanders Says Trump's Latest Vow to Cut Social Security Exposes Biden's General Election 'Vulnerability'
"One of us has a history of not only fighting cuts to Social Security but working to expand benefits," said Sanders. "And that's why we are the campaign best positioned to defeat Donald Trump."
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's past comments on Social Security make his commitment to the program suspect, say progressives. News
'Contempt' Shown by Bloomberg for Recipients of Social Security Indicates Billionaire Would Seek to Cut Benefits if Elected President, Say Critics
"If he wins the presidency, striking a 'grand bargain' with Mitch McConnell to cut our earned benefits is likely to be among his top priorities."
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Senator Bernie Sanders’ Social Security Expansion Act would subject earned income over $250,000 to the Social Security payroll tax. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
It's Time for Millionaires to Contribute Their Fair Share to Social Security
Some of America’s wealthiest recognize the inherent unfairness in the system.
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