All Articles on Social Security

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at a 2008 Democratic-sponsored protest against Sen. John McCain's privatization plan for Social Security (Credit: Talk Radio News Service/cc/flickr) Views
A Secret Plan to Close Social Security’s Offices and Outsource Its Work
For months there have been rumors that the Social Security Administration has a “secret plan” to close all of its field offices. Is it true? A little-known report commissioned by the SSA the request of Congress seems to hold the answer. The summary document outlining the plan, which is labeled “for...
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2014 Will Be The Year of “Economic Populism” – and Then?
It’s becoming increasingly clear that, at least politically, 2014 will be “The Year of Economic Populism.” Now the question is, who gets to decide what that really means? A couple of recent policy disagreements offered us glimpses of the debates that could shape tomorrow’s new populist initiatives...
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The Social Security and Medicare Cutters Are Very Unhappy
Who can blame them? The vast majority of people across the political spectrum oppose their plans to cut these programs. Furthermore, improved budget projections (partly because of cuts that are very bad news) have drastically reduced both current deficit projections and projections for longer term...
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Sen. Sanders: Wall Street CEOs are the 'Faces of Class Warfare'
Incredulous that Wall Street investment bankers and billionaire CEOs have descended on Washington in the midst of ongoing budget talks to tell Americans that they should "lower their expectations" when it comes to the security of their retirement and future health care, Vermont Senator Bernie...
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‪Will Progressive Groups Press or Be Pressed in Fiscal Cliff Meeting with Obama?‬
Chorus slams "grand bargain" as "grand lie"--Urge Obama to take firm stance against austerity-style deal
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Thousands Cheer Bernie Sanders' Appeal to Obama, Super Committee: Make the Rich Pay for Deficits
Declaring that "Social Security is the most successful government program in our nation's history," and decrying threats to Medicare and Medicaid that would punish Americans who did not cause the current economic crisis, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders brought thousands of progressives from across...
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The NEW New Republican Scam for Social Security
The mocking aphorism about chutzpah has the child who murdered his parents throwing himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan. The Republicans may have outdone even that caricature with their new proposal on Social Security. "Lock Box Lite" doesn't even pretend to solve any...
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Social Security Reform: Stop the Stampede
The Japanese have a wise expression: Isoga ni bamaware. It means, "When you're in a hurry, take the long way around." It could not be any more relevant than right now, with President Bush trying to stampede the country into abandoning the most successful government program of the last 70 years:...
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