There is a bizarre cult in the Washington eilite that insists that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must be cut for our own good. Unfortunately, the NYT seems to be part of this cult. In its piece on the House of Representatives...Show More Summary
On a brisk, sunny Wednesday afternoon a handful of protesters stood outside of 1025 Connecticut Ave NW in Washington, while a boisterous woman led the group’s chants. “What is America going to be?” they asked. “Corporate Greed or Democracy?”...Show More Summary
You may see some headlines today that report on a new study showing that boomer retirees will receive way more in Social Security and Medicare benefits than they pay in taxes. But be careful. Technically, that's true, but it's like saying the combined population of China and Vietnam is 1.4 billion. Show More Summary
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…regarding Social Security, I think she needs to change her tune a little. Sen. Warren (boldface mine): Last week, the president and vice-president of the centrist think-tank Third Way accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of ignoring what they call Social … Continue reading ?
Bitstrips is used to writing its users stories, so now it's working on writing its own Bitstrips, the app that allows users to create cartoon versions of themselves to share on social media, announced new funding, new user metrics and a new blog on Thursday. Show More Summary
A California man who lived in the United States for years as an illegal immigrant and worked using a fake Social Security number is suing the state because it won’t hire him as a correctional officer. Victor Guerrero, 34, of Stockton, filed his lawsuit in U.S. Show More Summary
Keith Michael Novak, an intelligence analyst with the Minnesota National Guard and self-styled "militia commander" has been charged with stealing the names, Social Security numbers and clearance IDs of some 400 soldiers from Fort Bragg in order to make fake IDs for members of his militia.
"Turn the conversation around. Tell Congress to expand Social Security."
Two or three or four years ago or maybe more (you know how hard it is track time in old age when it starts moving so much faster) I first came across the idea that Social Security benefits should not...
The answer seems to be no. Its piece on the budget deal negotiated by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan told readers: "The deal, while modest in scope, amounts to a cease-fire in the...Show More Summary
Steve Rattner is upset that Congress isn't voting to cut Social Security and Medicare, complaining about this fact in a NYT column this morning. Much of the problem seems to stem from Rattner's misunderstanding of budget projectionsShow More Summary
Last week I purchased a $10,000 I Bond, which is the yearly maximum allowed by current law. (This is a “per Social Security number limit.) You can exceed this limit by using your federal income tax refund to buy even more I bonds, but...Show More Summary
Imagine yourself in this situation. You're in your mid-40s. You've worked hard all of your life. You own a modest home. Like a good American citizen, you paid your taxes every year. You saved for your retirement in order to comfortably live out your golden years. Show More Summary
One of the problem with advocates of large and larger government interventions is that they don’t often adjust their prescriptions to changes in society and conditions. For instance, when Social Security was implemented in 1935, seniors, as a group, were struggling financially, and life expectancy was much lower. Show More Summary
Last week, the president and vice-president of the centrist think-tank Third Way accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of ignoring what they call Social Security's "undebatable solvency crisis." In an interview with Mother Jones, Warren...Show More Summary
(CBS News): "Obama lights the national Christmas tree" (CBS News): "Washington welcomes release of detained American" (Huffington Post): ""Third Way op-ed writer says Elizabeth Warren's backing of Social Security plan was the 'finalShow More Summary
Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't backing down on the fight Third Way picked with her over Social Security. In an interview with Mother Jones, Warren brought facts to counter Third Way's fear mongering. "If we made no changes at all to Social...Show More Summary
Not understanding what you're inputting to an online Social Security benefit calculator could result in a wildly inaccurate benefit estimate. Photo courtesy of Kick Images via Getty Images.