All Articles on Social Security

America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors Views
America Needs a Long-Term Care Program for Seniors
By 2035, seniors will outnumber children. A new plan in Washington state shows how we can care for them — and for their caretakers.
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Beware Trump's Sneak Attack on Social Security
"Chained CPI" might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.
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The Remarkable Mothers of Social Security
In memory of those brilliant, hard-driving, creative, and compassionate Mothers of Social Security, all of us should commit to fighting to expand Social Security
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The government could allocate enough money into the trust fund without changing taxes at all as long as there are enough resources in the economy.(Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) Views
The Social Security Trustees Consistently Agree: The Program is Well-Funded
Since the program is vital to so many Americans, there are also clear ways it could even be expanded
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Why Universal Health Care, Higher Wages, and Free Public Education Are Crucial Issues for Black Women
Why I'm tired of politicians who kick the can of equality down the road to subsequent generations while the people we know and love suffer today
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Don’t Believe Misleading Coverage of Social Security Trustees’ Report
Do some mainstream media outlets truly not realize that members of Congress are working to avert shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare without cutting benefits? Or do they simply believe that the "no action in Washington" narrative is more compelling than the truth?
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Honoring Frances Perkins, the 'Mother' of Social Security
"You care about this thing. You believe in it," FDR told Perkins of her idea for a social insurance program for retirees. "Therefore, I know you will put your back into it more than everyone else."
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Trump's Budget for a Nightmare America
When someone promises to be selfish and cruel, believe them.
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President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act while John Dingell Sr., behind him, watches. (Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia, modified from the original.) Views
This Political Family Has Been Fighting for Social Security and Medicare for All Since the 1930s
The day that John Dingell Jr. died, he told his wife that it was her job to bring Medicare for All over the finish line. And she will.
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Vermont senator Bernie Sanders questions Andrew Wheeler during his confirmation hearing to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2019 in Washington DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty) Views
Bernie Sanders Wants to Expand Social Security
Social Security is critical for massive numbers of Americans, yet many Republicans and Democrats have wanted to destroy it. Today, Bernie Sanders introduced new legislation to strengthen the program by taxing the rich
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