All Articles on Social Security

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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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Working Until It’s Time for Your Grave
Like many Americans, my mom has no retirement savings.
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To Lift Quality of Life and Economy, Finland Champions Universal Basic Income News
To Lift Quality of Life and Economy, Finland Champions Universal Basic Income
Under the plan receiving support by 70 percent of the country, every adult would receive a monthly allotment of €800
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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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