PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.
The next time you hear politicians campaigning on “lower taxes,” you should realize two things. First, they don’t intend to lower your taxes, which are probably mostly social security. In fact, they might like effectively to raise those taxes by extending the retirement age. They mean they intend to lower taxes for rich people and [...]
Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng: The Night-Watchman State’s Last Shift | Linda Beale: Another reason for NOT cutting Social Security benefits--seniors poorer than you think | Kenneth Rogoff: Europe’s Lost Keynesians | Marty Weitzman: TheShow More Summary
Dear Savvy Senior: I've heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us?
Twitter was atwitter yesterday with news of a big change to the site’s security protocols: users can now choose to enable two-factor authentication. That’s big news for everyone, even if you don’t use the social media site. After all, remember that fake tweet by a hacker that caused the stock......
Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the president’s proposal to slow the growth of Social Security by using chained CPI to calculate benefit increases, but President Obama may have the public on his side: 57 percent favorShow More Summary
Journalists discovered that two companies had posted the personal data of 170,000 customers online. The leak, which exposed the victims to identity theft and fraud, was reportedly so bad that social security numbers, passport scans, financial data and home addresses were indexed by search engines. Rather than merely address the problem, however, TerraCom and YourTel [...]
Twitter has added extra security measures for its accounts and now’s a good time to take a couple of minutes and cut your chances of falling victim to a Twitter hack. The social network announced Wednesday that it was joining the ranks...Show More Summary
Everyone knows not to share their social security number or bank number with strangers, but to protect yourself online, you must be much more savvy, so here are some lesser known tips and tricks. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
By NANCY K. KAUFMAN The best anti-poverty program we have ever had just turned 78, and many in Congress as well as the president want to cut its essential benefits. At a time when millions were near starvation during the depths of the Depression, the U.S. adopted the system of social insurance we know today [...]
The best anti-poverty program we have ever had just turned 78, and many in Congress as well as the president want to cut its essential benefits.
In this video from Funny Or Die, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman and Rip Taylor present a hot new website for the social security set: Ehhhhhhh.com....
The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report Monday showing that more seniors than previously thought are living in poverty. Instead of 1 in 10 seniors subsisting at poverty levels, it's actually 1 in 7. Beginning in 2011, the Census...Show More Summary
Imagine being called into a jury and then being asked to submit your fingerprints or social security for your jury background check. Who…me? Is this an government overreach for people merely serving on a jury? The federal prosecutors against notorious ex-mobster James “Whitey” Bulger don’t think so. They want juror......
President Obama has not withdrawn his stated intention to cut Social Security benefits by using a different method – chained CPI – to measure cost of living increases for the program. Many others – mainly Republican lawmakers and their zillionnaire...
As everybody knows, a constant refrain of the far-right GOP establishment is a desire to cut taxes for the wealthy while cutting benefits for the poor. The ideological right talks about benefits for the poor as "welfare" but never talks...
By far the single most common contributing program to a retiree's household income is Social Security. And the lower a person's retirement income, the bigger role Social Security plays. For Americans with household retirement incomeShow More Summary
Toothpaste. Toilet paper. Soap. Cereal. These products aren't nearly as sexy as smartphones or social networks. But for the past few years, the stocks behind the companies that make and sell the boring items we consume every day have...Show More Summary
Among the ideas to "save" Social Security is to induce older workers to use less of it.
Obviously the big story today is Tornadoes in Oklahoma, which I don’t have the capacity to rhyme (CNN) the rest of the news after the jump: National: The rich can save Social Security, by giving up their checks (Washington Post) Ray Bradbury discusses various subjects (The New Atlantis) Mariano Rivera Breaking Bats (Fan Graphs) [...]