Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: Social Security

Where American Socialism and Capitalism Blend Together Perfectly

Socialism is a word a lot of citizens fear, but Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, military and other social programs administered by the U.S. government are all socialistic aid the U.S. uses.

Budget Deal Fine Print Axes Benefit for Married Social Security Beneficiaries

Congress recently undermined Social Security benefits with an elimination of a provision that will weaken the program. So much for progressives defending Social Security from the corporatist Congressional Democrats and Republicans who seek to destroy it.

Woman Pleads Guilty to Torturing and Enslaving Disabled People

Linda Weston pled guilty on Wednesday for stealing over $200,000 in Social Security benefits from disabled people. She and her co-conspirators held disabled adults and their children captive for roughly a decade.

Republicans or Social Security? It’s an Easy Choice

"Saving Social Security for future generations is far more popular than any of them ever will be." So remember that this is the best financial decision and vote accordingly.

Discarding the Elderly

The elderly have become the victims of financial exploitation and neglect. Is America going through the greatest retirement crisis in the history of the world?

Ten Ideas to Save the Economy #3: Expand Social Security

U.S. senior citizens who paid into Social Security their whole lives deserve to reap the benefits from it upon retirement. If the wealthy paid their fair share in taxes this would not even be an issue to discuss.

Time to Recover Productivity Gains Our Bosses Have Expropriated for Decades

If we can’t make the bosses pay more to their employees, the least we can do is make the them pay more into those workers’ Social Security fund. How to accomplish that? Just raise just the employer share of the payroll tax.

Time to Demand Medicare for All and Social Security Benefits We...

With Republicans in control in Congress, Social Security and Medicare have already taken unfair cuts. We need a mass movement to come together and demand “Medicare for all” and “Real Social Security people can live on,” especially before 2016 elections.

If We’re Going to Defend Social Security We Need to Understand...

Social Security is on the chopping block in Congress again with the idea of “saving” the program. Because not too many people are familiar with the benefits and features of Social Security, few people are fighting for it.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.