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Why Millennials Have the Greatest Stake in Social Security Expansion
Discussions about Social Security in politics and the media often focus on its role as a retirement program that provides vital protections to seniors. But the fact is that Social Security provides vital retirement, disability, and survivors’ insurance for all generations of Americans. In addition...
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Why Don’t Entitlement ‘Reformers’ Ever Talk About Military Spending and Tax Shelters?
Now that Donald Trump seems to be a sure thing for the Republican nomination, a GOP-led “entitlement reform” movement is all but done—for now. The Republicans put “entitlement reform” front and center as a major issue in 2012, but given Clinton’s ostensible opposition and the meteoric rise of Trump...
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When Bad Financial Advice Pushes Seniors into Poverty
When you meet with a financial adviser, the advice you get may not be what’s best for you—it may be what’s best for them and their bottom line. Fortunately, earlier this month at the Center for American Progress, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its final fiduciary rule that would require...
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A New LGBTQ Victory Is a Victory for All of Us: The Social Security Administration Does the Right Thing
Does the government work for us or against us? As the result of a decision by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), the government is working better for all of us today. For convincing SSA to do the right thing, we should thank Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Mark Takano (D-CA...
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Want to Retire in Comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on Free College Tuition
Sanders’ plan means higher taxes if you’re middle-aged – but it will make your children wealthier, more productive, and better able to look after you
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Social Security: The GOP vs. the American People
In case anyone had any doubts, the most recent Republican presidential debate made crystal clear how out of touch the Republican establishment is with the American people. Social Security is extremely popular with the overwhelming majority of Americans - whatever their Party affiliation, age, race...
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Why Seniors—Not CEOs—Deserve a Raise
Any conversation about tackling poverty in the United States should include protecting and expanding Social Security. The reason is pretty straightforward: Social Security is the most powerful tool available to lift people out of poverty. Nearly two-thirds of seniors depend on Social Security for...
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Progressives to Clinton: Pledge to Never Cut Social Security—Now
'We challenge Hillary Clinton to take the first step and take cuts off the table, because committing to never cut Social Security benefits is an absolute prerequisite for a Democratic nominee.'
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Convincing the Young to Blame the Old, Not the Rich
The Washington Post ‘s Catherine Rampell devoted a column ( 12/24/15 ) to a popular Washington pastime: trying to get young people angry at their parents and grandparents so that they are not bothered by the enormous upward redistribution of income taking place in this country. She begins the piece...
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Your Retirement Prospects Are Bleaker Than Ever
The vast majority of Americans who expect to retire in the next decade can count on little income other than their Social Security. This is true not only for low-income workers, who have struggled most of their lives, but also for millions of middle-income workers. Although Social Security is a...
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