National Journal: Big Social Security Bills in the Works With 2016 Cliff Approaching

Yes, it’s early, but Republicans in House and Senate want to lay the groundwork for action next year. BY DYLAN SCOTT Yes, it’s early, but Republicans in House and Senate want to lay the groundwork for action next year. BY DYLAN SCOTT July 26, 2015 Congress is working on legislation that would package together various … Continue reading

MSN: Social Security Hot-Button Topic Among Presidential Hopefuls

Hal M. Bundrick Social Security is not just a gray-hair issue. Millennials are not only a major force as voters, but the massive generation now comprises the majority of the American workforce. And one thing all workers take note of — all of the deductions from our paychecks. We’re all paying into the Social Security … Continue reading

The Wall Street Journal: The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

iStock     KAREN LINCOLN: A rising tide lifts all boats. This idiom, typically referring to the economy, suggests that a good outcome will benefit all. There has been much debate about whether economic growth benefits the rich, middle class and poor, equally. But, what if the debate was framed differently? Can policies that benefit … Continue reading

Huffington Post: GOP Begins Assault on Elderly, Poor, Disabled, Math, and Reason

Richard Zombeck The 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, opening the flood gates to legislation that will potentially damage the economy, hurt the middle class and the poor, and leave the retired Americans in the worst financial shape they’ve been in for years. After six years as a sleeper cell, the GOP is gunning … Continue reading

LA Times: On Day One, the new Congress launches an attack on Social Security

Matt Rourke / AP

Michael Hiltzik Well, that didn’t take long. As one of its first orders of business upon convening Tuesday, the Republican House of Representatives approved a rule that will seriously undermine efforts to keep all of Social Security solvent. The rule hampers an otherwise routine reallocation of Social Security payroll tax income from the old-age program … Continue reading

Social Security Administration: Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015

Press Release Wednesday, October 22, 2014 For Immediate Release LaVenia J. LaVelle, Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov Social Security Announces 1.7 Percent Benefit Increase for 2015 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment … Continue reading

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NSCLC: Sen. Brown Highlights SSI Restoration Act During Hearing on Future of Social Security

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  In opening remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy on May 21, 2014, Chair Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) advocated “modernizing the Supplemental Security Income program.   “If there is one area on Social Security where every Senator on this Committee should … Continue reading

New America Foundation: Expanded Social Security: A Plan to Increase Retirement Security for All Americans

RSVP today for a conference call with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders & Alliance for Retired Americans Please join U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Alliance for Retired Americans, and our coalition partners on a conference call to discuss how we protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and create an agenda that works for all Americans, not just … Continue reading

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