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Billionaires Celebrate Their Own Social Security Freedom Day
Ninety-four percent of us pay into Social Security from every paycheck we receive. A few of us stop paying into Social Security in the first few working hours of the year. The “Tax Freedom Day” Scam Every year you hear a lot about Tax Freedom Day . This is the day the public supposedly has “earned...
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Girding for GOP Healthcare Attack, Leading Dems Plan to Mount 'First Stand'
Trio of lawmakers says nationwide events needed to rally opposition to likely targeting of Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid
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In Time for Christmas: A Social Security Plan Only Scrooge Could Love
Donald Trump ran a campaign that rejected Republican orthodoxy on a variety of issues. He consistently and emphatically rejected the party line on slashing social insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security. And yet, Congressional Republicans are ploughing ahead with plans to gut these...
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Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt
'Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,' says Elizabeth Warren
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Through the GOP, the Wealthy Are Waging War on the Old
If you’re an older American — or expect to be someday — and you aren’t wealthy, you may have concluded that the Republican Party is at war with you. If so, you’re not wrong. Republicans are pushing proposals that protect and expand the wealth of the wealthy at the expense of the elderly. (The...
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Bait and Switch: No One Voted to Destroy Medicare
Donald Trump did not campaign on a promise to destroy Medicare. In fact, he promised not to touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But now that the Republicans are in charge of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, destroying Medicare appears to be on the top of...
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Screwing With and Screwing the Elderly and Disabled
Social Security checks to rise just 0.3% in 2017
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With Debate Framed for Chopping Safety Net, Lawmakers Denounce 'Measly' Social Security Increase
The 0.3 percent increase for 2017 is "woefully inadequate," said one expert.
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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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