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Keeping Our Social Security Promise Act

By John Nelson, published on Mar 18, 2013

Bernie Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont recently introduced a bill in the Senate titled: Keeping Our Social Security Promise Act. A companion bill was introduced into the House by Congressman DeFazio (D-OR). The bill, if passed will save Social Security for the next 75 years and would not require any decrease in benefits or a raise in the eligibility age requirement.

Presently, Americans to pay 6.2% of their wages to support the Social Security system. Income up to $113,700 is subject to the tax. Wage income beyond $113,700 is not taxed. Essentially this means the majority... (more)

Tags: social security, bill, solvent, fair contribution

Something's Happening Here

By Caballero_69, published on Jul 28, 2011

...have set the stage for this power play. Over the past thirty years, Republicans have been promoting a myth of the evil entity government that is the problem not the solution. Relentlessly, they have taken every opportunity and opening to castigate this monster in our midst. Despite that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid actually did positive good for millions of Americans, Republicans harped about them as “entitlements” which would need to be trimmed drastically if they could not eliminate them all together. In the face of this consistent and persistent attack upon the very... (more)

Tags: republicans, democrats, dysfunction, medicare, social security, medicaid, debt ceiling, governance, factionalism, fanatic, hurting people

""Can I have some money?" "Um, no""

By taking off the mask, published on Sep 19, 2010

I am going to be honest, I don't understand why people are jobless. Why are you receiving food stamps, while all you do is sit on your behind all day? I seriously can't understand this. There are so many jobs out there, places with Help Wanted signs on their windows. So why are people still sitting on their couches? If you do work and you need the government to help you out, that's one thing, however if you aren't putting the effort in to make some money and finding a job, then why are we paying our tax money to help you out? It's a bit selfish don't you think, and rather pathetic?

Since... (more)

Tags: economy, poor, homeless, social security, get a job

Administration Used Flawed System To Deny Annual C.O.L.A.

By Paul Wylie, published on Aug 22, 2010

...to trim billions of dollars off of the annual budget allotted for just such programs, stems solely from a practice started during the Clinton years, and one which even the government's own General Accounting Office will not sign off on. It will also signal the first time since 1975, when Social Security benefits were indexed to inflation, that the increase will not happen.

Many Americans may have missed the announcement by the Obama Administration just before Christmas. In the 'news dump' just before the holidays, and with all of the other major events taking place with the health... (more)

Tags: politics, poverty, obama administration, social security, scam, accounting

Social Security Is Worth Fighting For

By Libdrone, published on Aug 22, 2010

...the United States was in a very bad way financially. The old enough to be retired and the sick and disabled were especially effected. In the early 1930's more than sixty perecent of elderly Americans did not have enough money to meet their most basic needs. In 1935 Congress passed the Social Security Act which protects very nearly every American worker when and if they become too old or disabled to work anymore. This was not the first time that the United States government got into the business of insuring the elderly indigent would receive a retirement benefit. Almost immediately... (more)

Tags: obama, social security, republican obsruction

The Sky Is Not Falling On Social Security

By Paul Wylie, published on Aug 20, 2010

...illegal immigrants as their test case for their ultimate transparent goal of having the ability to deny that same right to citizens who disagree with them should they regain power, to the outright misleading articles being shoved under the noses of a gullible public about the true state of Social Security, the stories all boil down to one thing. Lies.

Pointing to a recent report by the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees, those who try to fool the public with these bogus claims twist the report's own words into a pretzel, leaving out little facts that point to a more... (more)

Tags: politics, media, banks, social security, u.s.

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