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Shouldn’t Social Security Recipients Get A CEO-Sized Raise?
CEOs got an average 3.9 percent pay increase last year. This increase is subsidized by taxpayers because corporations can deduct it as an expense. Meanwhile, America’s struggling seniors will receive no cost-of-living allowance (COLA) increase next year because the COLA doesn’t take into account...
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To Help Hard-Hit Seniors, Warren/Sanders Bill Would Boost Social Security
Legislation would help counter zero cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits millions of Americans face
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On Hostage Takers and the Budget Deal
Last night, the Republican leadership agreed to release their hostages: the need to raise the debt limit, the need to keep the government operating, and the need to ensure that all Social Security benefits can continue to be paid in full and on time beyond 2016. When hostage takers release their...
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A Trojan Horse In Clinton's Pledge To "Enhance" Social Security?
Unless you listened carefully, you might have missed the expanse of daylight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when asked about their plans for Social Security at the CNN Democratic debate Tuesday. It’s a gap that is alarming people who are fighting to protect and strengthen Social...
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You Really Want to Privatize Social Security in THIS Market?
The enduring mystery about President George W. Bush's old plan to privatize Social Security by moving contributions into individual savings accounts is how it survived two market crashes and decades of underperformance by workers' 401(k) accounts. This isn't a game-show fantasy....Whoever earns at...
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Social Security: Many Happy Returns
When the end of the world comes, I want to be living in retirement. Karl Kraus, Aphorism This column is about a birthday present for Social Security. It is the present that Social Security wants more than anything in the world. And it’s the present Republicans have the hardest time figuring out how...
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80 Years Later, Republicans Are Still Fighting Social Security
Some things never change. “The lash of the dictator will be felt,” a Republican House member said in 1935 when Social Security was first proposed. “Social Security is the delinquent child of the left,” a Fox News commentator said this week, “that grew up to be an evil dictator.” “Dictator”? A...
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Social Security at 80: Defending a Program Which Has Defended All of Us
Social Security was signed into law eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935. In those eight decades, it has taught us a number of important lessons. Social Security has demonstrated that there are some undertakings that government does better than the private sector. Social Security is more efficient...
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As Social Security Reaches 80, Americans' Love for Program Remains Strong
'Social Security is a solution to our looming retirement income crisis, the increasing economic squeeze on middle class families, and the perilous and growing income and wealth inequality'
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Facing 'Retirement Crisis,' Sanders Leads Charge for Social Security Expansion
Concerted campaign includes letter signed by 70 lawmakers and petition signatures from more than 2.5 million Americans
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