All Articles on Social Security

Massive worker protests killed a “grand bargain” with Republicans proposed by President Obama that would have cut Social Security benefits. (Photo: Fighting back works!) Views
You Will Have Social Security Just Like Your Parents and Grandparents—If You Fight to Keep It!
Despite being a socialist idea in a country that has always officially rejected and ridiculed socialism, it is hands down the most successful government program in the history of this nation.
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Sens. Elizabeth Warren, left, and Bernie Sanders speak at the NALEO Candidate Forum in Miami, Fla., on June 21, 2019. (Photo: Joe Skipper/Getty Images) Views
Means Testing: Sanders vs. Warren on the Single Most Important Policy Idea for Progressive Success
Basing eligibility on wealth or income level is phony progressivism and a crucial tactic promoted by the right to eliminate social welfare programs that could benefit the entire population and the common good.
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This narrative holds that neither party is willing to address Social Security’s long-term future. Nothing could be farther from the truth. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Upcoming Democratic Debate Must Include Social Security
Older Americans are the country’s largest voting bloc, but during the first four Democratic presidential debates, the moderators didn’t ask even one question about Social Security. This makes no sense.
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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) talks to journalists with fellow Republicans (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  at the U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. Views
Cutting Social Security to Offset Paid Parental Leave Would Weaken Retirement Security
Two recently introduced bills allowing workers to trade part of their future Social Security retirement benefits for parental leave benefits after the birth or adoption of a child would undercut Social Security’s benefits and structure, weakening the retirement security it offers workers. The...
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'A Solution for All Generations': With Plan for Social Security Expansion, Warren Demands Rich Pay Fair Share to Lift 5 Million Out of Poverty
"No one who spends 30 years working and contributing to Social Security should retire in poverty."
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'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
"No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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Congress should address our nation’s looming retirement income crisis by increasing Social Security’s modest benefits. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Joni Ernst Wants to Cut Social Security Behind Closed Doors
Republicans, Democrats and Independents, of all ages, races and genders, overwhelmingly agree. We understand that Social Security is more important than ever. We overwhelmingly reject any cuts to its modest benefits.
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What was actually crucial to Trump’s 2016 success is that the larger group of poorer less-educated whites, which traditionally leans Democratic or splits its vote, went decisively Republican. (Photo: New York Times/Screenshot) Views
NYT Steers Dems Away From the Obvious Formula for Defeating Trump
Edsall, it seems, has the task of providing the intellectual arguments for why the Democrats should not adopt the progressive economic agenda that would benefit them electorally.
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After Handing Rich $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut, Trump Reportedly Considering Slashing Medicare and Social Security as 'Second-Term Project'
"Mr. Trump, you are not going to have a second term," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the president's reported plan
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 George, who is homeless, panhandles along a street in Lawrence on August 16, 2019 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lawrence, once one of America’s great manufacturing cities with immigrants from around the world coming to work in its textile and wool processing mills, has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
The "Blame the Poor" Playbook—Used by Republicans and Democrats Alike—Is Back With a Vengeance
And what 30 years as a human interest attorney has taught me about what we can do about it
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