All Articles on Social Security

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Trump, Republicans, Guns, and Butter
In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military “much stronger than it is right now” without increasing military spending. “But you know what?” he declared, “We can do it for less.” In September 2016, as...
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Did Donald Trump Cheat on His Social Security and Medicare Taxes?
In 1995 and other years, has billionaire Donald Trump paid less for Social Security and Medicare than minimum wage workers paid? If he did, he probably cheated. The only way to know for sure is to see his federal income tax returns. But there is indeed evidence already in the public domain that...
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Will VP Debate Expose Mike Pence's "Outrageous, Unacceptable" Record?
'In many ways, Pence is the more dangerous man on the GOP ticket'
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Seizing on Popular Support, Dems Unite on Expanding Social Security
'A few years ago, expanding Social Security was considered a radical idea. Now, it's the official position of the Democratic Party'
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Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Social Security
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a new ad that reveals that either he doesn’t understand Social Security or he wants to galvanize opposition to Social Security. Either way, his rhetoric undermines our collective security. In his ad, Trump wrongly attacks immigrants and...
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Here’s a Bold Idea for Hillary’s Troubled Campaign
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump’s many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefited from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing emails, as well as evidence of a possible “pay-to-play” donation...
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"Despite all the handwringing about Social Security's finances, it would be quite easy to cover Social Security's future costs simply by raising taxes on the rich," the author writes. (Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) Views
Social Security and the 1 Percent
In February of last year, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a report titled The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security . The report shows how the increase in economic inequality in the U.S. has led to deteriorating Social Security revenues, often to the tune of tens of...
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Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?
Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes, that AARP , once known for protecting the interests of...
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'We Have Just Written Half of the GOP Platform': Progressives Dismayed by Dem Party Platform
Sanders supporters celebrated $15 minimum wage amendment and declaration of 'climate emergency,' but condemned Clinton surrogates' rejection of a postal banking system and an end to corporate welfare
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Would You Trust Henry Kissinger with Your Social Security?
Years ago a political scientist said that the mass media can’t influence what people think, but it can influence what people think about. Today it does both. If you’re a billionaire who wants to manipulate public opinion, that means you’ll keep feeding it stories that serve your ideology and self-...
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