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The Great American Social Security Lie

The headline machine was in overdrive on Monday with the arrival of the latest Trustees’ Report on Social and Medicare. And while much of the media continues to herald the coming bankruptcy of Social, they do so at the risk of ignoring the real story—a story that is neither difficult to explain nor hard [...]
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Medicare and Social Security Trustees report: Capitol Hill reaction

Politics / US Politics : 2chambers (3 years ago)

Members of Congress weighed in Friday evening on a new report by the Medicare and Social Security Trustees projecting that the federal entitlement programs could become insolvent sooner than expected. Republicans argued that the rep... Read Post

The Budget Must Be Judged As A Whole

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (5 years ago)

The Social Security and Medicare trustees reports came out yesterday. Megan suggests that the entitlements can be funded but that there are "political risk" problems. Elsewhere in the blogosphere, Ezra Klein tackles the report, and ... Read Post

Social Security and Medicare Take Hit in Trustee’s Report

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

The trustees report for Social Security and Medicare shows that the slow recovery out of the Great Recession continues to damage the finances of the safety net programs. Read Post


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