Robert Reich Tweet On Trump’s Attack On Social Security

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Saying No To Socialism Since 1935

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Trump Working On Bankrupting Social Security?

Aaah…the economic news has been all over the place of late. Great Economy, Best Ever. Recession coming between now and 2021. The Fed should lower rates to beef up the economy. Tariffs are getting the job done. Delaying tariffs to avoid impacting Christmas sales. Best stock market ever. Fake news…

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Need To Save Social Security?

Once again the numbers guys in Washington have put forward their estimate on when Social Security will run out of money. And it’s closer than it was last time. Well…as we’ve been saying here since the Bush 43 administration, the very first and quickest short term fix is to just…

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I Told You Not To Call It Medicare For All

Frequent readers know that I am a proponent of comprehensive universal single payer health insurance for the United States. And you probably already know that I have complained about using the term Medicare For All for the universal health plan proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I – VT) and others….

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What’s With The Scare Tactics On Social Security Taxes?

No, really. Something that occurs nearly every year will occur again Januray 1, 2019, and everybody at the margin knows it’s going to happen and will probably just shrug. But here is the headline as it appeared in the Ideas Lab section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday October…

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Entitlements

Ok, now I am going to get all middle school term paper wonky on you: entitlement: noun the fact of having a right to something. Over the past dozen or more years, the Republicans have been spitting out the word entitlement in such a way as to alter its meaning…

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Solving Unemployment While Destroying Social Security!

Now we have probably all read articles about saving Social Security by raising the minimum retirement age again and raising the age where one earns their maximum benefit. Of course it could simply be saved by eliminating the salary cap…but I think I discussed that elsewhere on Blogging Blue. But…

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President Obama proposes cuts to Social Security

Yeah, consider me underwhelmed by this… Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs. The plan, if ever enacted, could touch…

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Tell the President That Social Security IS NOT On the Table!

New stories today say President Obama is willing to negotiate cuts to the social safety net to resolve the sequestration issue: These include the Social Security retirement program and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs for the elderly, disabled and poor that are becoming more expensive as a large segment of…

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