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26 Unsettling Truths About Social Security

Refat/Shutterstock By Lucy Mueller The Social Security program is turning 80 this year, and though most Americans won't commemorate this milestone, 57 million will benefit from it for more than $1,200 a month. The future of the Social...Show More Summary

Why the Right-Wing Is as Obsessed with Brainwashing Your Kid as With Looting Social Security

We must teach our children US history accurately and inform the world about the essentials of human rights. Sure, the war on education helps Republican lawmakers destroy unions and slash government spending, but it's our history of progressive change that makes Conservatives hate accurate depictions of our past. Show More Summary

You Can Take Your Husband’s Last Name And Still Be A Feminist

15 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

I don't believe you're surrendering your feminist card at the Social Security office along with the name change form when you take your husband's last name. More » You Can Take Your Husband’s Last Name And Still Be A Feminist is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

What Is an SSL Certificate, and Do You Need One?

Browsing the Internet can be scary when personal information is involved. Information like passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and the like. A lot can be done with this information once it’s known, which is what attracts hackers to online stores, banking websites and social networks. Show More Summary

What the Sony Hack Means for Your Paycheck

All that stolen data exposed more than embarrassing emails. It also sent dozens of Hollywood payroll companies into red alert to secure their data in an identity theft economy where Social Security numbers go for $10 a pop. read mor...

Facing The Cost of the World’s Most Powerful Military

Two-thirds of all federal spending is consumed by just three program areas: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and National Defense. Because these programs consume most of the budget and are responsible for

Social Security Works!: the Book.

Publisher’s (New Press) webpage: Social Security Works! More below the fold. Non-disclaimer: I bought my copy. Nobody gave me one for review or to plug. Disclaimer: I am a casual friend of auther Eric Kingson and a somewhat better friend of Nancy Altman. Disclaimer: It would not bother me a bit if you happened to […]

Ayn Rand Fans Have A CPAC Booth

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Ayn Rand Institute argues that Social Security is "legalized theft." At the end of her life, Rand was collecting both Social Security and Medicare benefits, but that was only fair, they say, because that money had already been stolen from her.

Here’s why the right-wing is as obsessed with brainwashing your kid as with looting Social Security

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sure, the war on education helps Republican lawmakers destroy unions and slash government spending, but it’s our history of progressive change that makes Conservatives hate accurate depictions of our past. Just think about Social Security, The New Deal, freeing the slaves, or child labor...

Facebook’s Bug Bounty program paid $1.3 million last year, with Oculus and Moves now included

Facebook has announced that it paid 321 hackers worldwide last year over $1 million to help spot security flaws in the social network’s software. That brings the total amount of money awarded since the program started in 2011 to over $3 million. Show More Summary

Social Security Policy Responses to Inequality

Since the late 1970s, economic forces have enabled the privileged few to take home more and more in the form of income and profits, while the wages of average workers have stagnated. Rather than combat this trend, public policies have strongly reinforced it. Show More Summary

8 Ways to Stay Safe When Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media platforms often come with a steep learning curve, and accordingly new users – and one or two veterans – can easily make mistakes that might jeopardize their personal security. And it’s not just individuals who are at risk...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders: Oligarchs with endless supplies of money are sending us back to the 1920s

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) warned Monday that billionaires like the Koch brothers were trying to undo major New Deal programs like Social Security — and had enough money to send the country back to the 1920s. Noting a recent ABC interview, PBS host Tavis Smiley asked Sanders what was so scary...

'Disability Insurance: An Essential Part of Social Security'

Kathy Ruffing at the CBPP: Disability Insurance: An Essential Part of Social Security: With a House subcommittee holding a hearing tomorrow on the future of Disability Insurance (DI), policymakers need to understand that DI is an essential part of Social...

Morning Must-Read: Nick Bunker: The Future of Retirement Savings

Can we finally all admit that even though the defined-benefit pension system was inadequate the 401(k) system is worse? And that we need not a smaller but a larger Social Security system? Nick Bunker: [The Future of Retirement Savings]( "Devlin-Foltz... Henriques, and... Sabelhaus focus...

Have You Seen This Mercedes G500 4x4² Video? Because It's Badass

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Mercedes G-Class may be old enough that it can almost collect Social Security, but it can still get down and party off-road with the best of them. That's what makes their neon yellow, portal-axled Mercedes G500 4x4² so enticing. Watch this and see what it can do. Read more...

King v. Burwell: Public Health's 21st Century Call to Action

In the 1960s, health reformers mobilized to advocate for medical coverage for senior citizens. Physician advocates and public health groups among others came together to make Medicare part of the Social Security Act. In 1965, Medicare...Show More Summary

10 Social Security rules that are insane

Photo by by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Settles Class-Action Suit Over Weak Password Security

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

The business-oriented social network, which experienced a major security breach in 2012, has agreed to pay a small sum to as many as 800,000 users to settle allegations that it deceived them about the level of protection it was providing for their personal information.

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