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Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Social Security
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a new ad that reveals that either he doesn’t understand Social Security or he wants to galvanize opposition to Social Security. Either way, his rhetoric undermines our collective security. In his ad, Trump wrongly attacks immigrants and...
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Here’s a Bold Idea for Hillary’s Troubled Campaign
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump’s many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefited from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing emails, as well as evidence of a possible “pay-to-play” donation...
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"Despite all the handwringing about Social Security's finances, it would be quite easy to cover Social Security's future costs simply by raising taxes on the rich," the author writes. (Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) Views
Social Security and the 1 Percent
In February of last year, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a report titled The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security . The report shows how the increase in economic inequality in the U.S. has led to deteriorating Social Security revenues, often to the tune of tens of...
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Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?
Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes, that AARP , once known for protecting the interests of...
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'We Have Just Written Half of the GOP Platform': Progressives Dismayed by Dem Party Platform
Sanders supporters celebrated $15 minimum wage amendment and declaration of 'climate emergency,' but condemned Clinton surrogates' rejection of a postal banking system and an end to corporate welfare
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Would You Trust Henry Kissinger with Your Social Security?
Years ago a political scientist said that the mass media can’t influence what people think, but it can influence what people think about. Today it does both. If you’re a billionaire who wants to manipulate public opinion, that means you’ll keep feeding it stories that serve your ideology and self-...
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How Not to Fight Economic Inequality
Hillary Clinton has now locked in the Democratic nomination for President, and it is time to look ahead to the general election. It remains to be seen whether Bernie Sanders and his supporters can force progressive economic policies to the forefront. But the early signs are disappointing. So far,...
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Social Security’s Enemies Are Down – But They’re Not Out
Not so long ago, Social Security was endangered by a “bipartisan” consensus that sought to cut its benefits – already lower than those of comparable countries – as part of a “grand bargain.” President Obama even put a slow-motion benefit cut into one of his proposed budgets, in the form of a...
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President Obama Finally Gets It Right On Expanding Social Security
President Obama on Wednesday did a remarkable 180-degree turn on Social Security, and since we have been dogging him for his earlier failed attempt at a “grand bargain” that would have cut Social Security benefits for future seniors, let’s give credit where credit is due. Here’s what the president...
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Thanks to Activism And Sanders, Obama Changes Course on Social Security
"This is a huge reversal from the days when President Obama sought a so-called 'grand bargain' with Republicans that included cuts to Social Security benefits."
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