All Articles on Social Security

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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This independence—except from the big banks—is by design, when the Fed was devised by President Woodrow Wilson over one hundred years ago. (Photo: Tim Evanson/flickr/cc) Views
Trump’s Effective Intimidation of the Powerful Federal Reserve
The Fed entrenches the power of the banks without accountability inside Washington.
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Social Security and Medicare are proof that the American people can come together through our representatives in Washington to improve the lives of all of us. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
It’s Medicare’s Birthday—Let’s Offer It to Everyone
We need to call our representatives and tell them that we are current Medicare beneficiaries who strongly support Medicare for All.
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Poorer seniors are likely to have been poor, or among the working poor, most of their lives. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Retirement Shouldn’t Mean Poverty
Social security helps, but growing inequality means millions of elders are just barely making it.
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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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"Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign." (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage) News
'Our Fight for Justice Is Far From Over': Bernie Sanders Thanks Cardi B for Backing 2020 Campaign
"This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time."
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Intergenerational Warfare Is a Scam—We Need to Expand Social Security and End Student Debt
Expanding retirement security, providing tuition-free public college, and the cancelling student debt should unite us all—not pit one generation against another
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Don’t let them scare you with words like "socialism." These policies are just common sense. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Same Old Scare Tactic About Socialism
When the Republican candidate inscribes the slogan 'Down With Socialism'…what he really means is, 'Down with Progress.'
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