Friday, July 30, 2021

Tag: Social Security

NYT presents social security cuts as ‘solution’ to problem of social...

It’s hard to improve on economist and FAIR contributor Dean Baker’s observation that corporate media’s calls for cuts to programs for the elderly under...

Let’s honor the legacy of Frances Perkins by fighting to expand...

Expanded Social Security and Medicare are important building blocks on the foundation laid down in 1935.

Social Security is the key to progressive change in America

We can change all of this, but instead of just letting Congress try and tinker with it, let’s start by building a mass movement to demand a secure and improved Social Security system.

Tell Congress to pass the Secure 2100 Act

Tell Congress to protect and expand Social Security benefits.

More than 200 House Democrats introduce bill to expand Social Security

The Secure 2100 Act would protect and expand Social Security benefits to ensure no one retires in poverty.

Demand an end to the taxation of Social Security benefits

And no fix they come up with should come out of the pockets of workers or retirees.

Social Security helped slash elderly poverty to 9.2 percent in the...

So if Americans agree that our elders should never again return to having to age in poverty, there are several ways we can shore up the Social Security system.

Blocking a Medicare payroll tax rise could rule out Medicare For...

Now that Democrats have won control of one house of Congress, we are already starting to see how flawed and disingenuous a bunch of people they really are. It’s not a pretty sight.

Three easy fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans don’t...

Instead of shutting immigrants out, allowing more immigrants into the country will help secure the future of Social Security and Medicare.

‘Lives hang in the balance:’ 21 days before midterms, McConnell admits...

"It is genuinely not an exaggeration to say that lives hang in the balance in the midterms, Republicans want to use their political power to kill people."

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Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.