Social Security

The President’s Budget: A Misguided Mission Statement

The President’s Budget: A Misguided Mission Statement
We need a transformational president who will rouse Americans to address the challenges we face, not a transactional mediator who offers preemptive concessions to get a deal that ignores those challenges. Deficits are not our problem.
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Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery

Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery
President Obama picked the very day that new job creation collapsed to propose a deflationary budget deal featuring cuts in Social Security and Medicare. This is perverse economics and worse politics, on several grounds.
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The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001

The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001
The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military's health care system.
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Obama on Social Security in 2007: 'I Will Not Cut' Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Obama on Social Security in 2007: 'I Will Not Cut' Cost-of-Living Adjustments
President Obama has gone against his word by pledging cuts to Social Security that he himself took off the table when he was a candidate for President in 2007.
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Studies Find: DC Does What Wealthiest Want, Majority Opposes

Studies Find: DC Does What Wealthiest Want, Majority Opposes
Why do policymakers focus so intently on the deficit issue? Because the small minority of wealthy individuals that see the deficit as the nation’s priority have more clout than the majority that didn’t.
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Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice

Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice
There are few areas where the corruption of the national media is more apparent than in its treatment of Social Security. Most of the elite media have made it clear in both their opinion and news pages that they want to see benefits cut.
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Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare

Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare
Mike Ruffer, who owns and operates eight Five Guys in the Durham, North Carolina area, told the Examiner that any additional costs to his business thanks to the healthcare mandate would be passed on to customers who enjoy his greasy hamburgers and french fries.
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Has NPR Joined the Crusade Against Social Security and Medicare?

Has NPR Joined the Crusade Against Social Security and Medicare?
The most striking feature of the U.S. economy over the last three decades has been the upward redistribution of income. The top 1.0 percent of households has managed to pocket the vast majority of gains over this period. That is a sharp contrast with the three decad
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Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II

Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II
There is no deficit problem. The deficit is down 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit and is falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II. Yet the Washington debate is about how and where to cut us back into recession. Why?
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Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration

Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration
Detroit’s below freezing temperatures and gray winter skies didn’t deter a group of union and community activists from gathering downtown in front a Chase Bank to build support to ensure that corporate special interests like Chase pay their fair share in taxes.
The morning action was just one of more than 100 events in a national day of action urging Congress to avert the $85 billion in arbitrary, across-the-board sequestration cuts in everything from mental health servic
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