All Articles on Social Security

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Real-Life Frank Underwoods: Netflix, ‘House of Cards’ and Third Way
Frank Underwood is known for deceiving people into acting against their own best interests. (We’ll miss you, President Walker.) Now we learn that this trait may extend to the series that features him. The greatest betrayals on “House of Cards” can be found in the misleading arguments, presented as...
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GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled
The claim that either the old-age or disability trust funds has run dry is 'one of the hoariest lies in the conservatives' playbook.'
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We Could Keep Government Small if Only the Old Weren't Getting So Much Healthcare
McClatchy 's Kevin G. Hall ( 2/2/15 ) wants to drop some (conventional) wisdom on you: Few things defy gravity more than federal spending. In the nation's capital, what goes up does not come down. It goes up more. Well, yes and no. The US population grows every year, and its economy grows on top of...
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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Primer for Rand Paul (and Everyone Else)
Well, that was fast. Congress hasn’t been back even two weeks, and the conservative attacks on Social Security are already in full swing. As ThinkProgress reported last week, House conservatives kicked off the 114 th Congress—literally on Day One—with a midnight rule change that prohibits a routine...
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The Right Tries (and Fails) to Justify Its Assault on Social Security
How does the right justify the kind of action Congress took this week, when it moved to cut disability benefits for millions of people by 20 percent? Answer #1: With buzzwords and rhetorical dodges. Answer #2: Not very well. For details on the House’s action, we pointed yesterday to a number of...
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On Day 1, House GOP Rigs The Rules For The Rich, Against The Disabled
The House of Representatives wasted no time Tuesday in setting up schemes that are designed to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. House Republicans approved on late Tuesday a resolution of operating rules that include several pretty outrageous provisions, such as an authorization to...
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The New Republican Attack on Social Security Starts Now!
Republican opponents of Social Security have not wasted even a single day in their plan to dismantle Social Security brick by brick. What should be a dry, mundane exercise -- the adoption of new rules by the newly convening House of Representatives -- has turned into a stealth attack on America's...
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'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day
Advocacy groups vow to fight back against what they believe is a preliminary "stealth attack" that portends a wider assault on a program that makes survival possible for millions of vulnerable Americans
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Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
Tom Price (R-Ga.), incoming Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has vowed to gut 'mandatory spending' on entitlement programs
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GOP Betrays Social Security-Cutting Dems: Who Could’ve Seen It Coming?
Who could’ve seen it coming? Progressives could be forgiven for developing something of a Cassandra complex when it comes to the Democratic Party’s economic stances. Here’s the latest case in point: The Washington Post and Politico have warned us that Republicans, led by Karl Rove’s dark-money...
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