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Watch: Social Security’s Role in Solving the Retirement Income Crisis

“We are not going to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the children, working families, the sick and the poor. We’re not going to do that.” – Senator Bernie Sanders Today, John Burbank, EOI executive director, and

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‘Scrap the cap’ to keep Social Security fair

The kids are all right. And so are their grandparents. Why? Because Social Security is there — for all of us. And we can make that promise even better by making sure we all pay the same tax rate for

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Alaska Senator Mark Begich introduces proposal to scrap the cap, move to better CPI measure

Sitka News reports Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is prepared to introduce legislation to protect and preserve Social Security benefits for future generations, while shoring up the system’s long-term solvency. Senator Begich introduced his plan in response to President Obama’s proposal to switch to

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More people think a UFO crashed in Roswell than support Social Security cuts

A recent AARP poll of Americans found 84% of voters over 50 years old – across party lines – oppose cutting Social Security in order to reduce the deficit. Just 16% were in favor or didn’t know. To put that

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Cutting Social Security via the chained CPI will hurt Washington small businesses

President’s Obama’s budget – expected to be released later this week – will likely include a cut to Social Security known as the Chained CPI. The Chained CPI would change the way inflation in calculated for Social Security benefits, reducing

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#LOLHeritage: Three asinine reasons for the Chained CPI

The Heritage Foundation, the uber-conservative D.C. thinktank headed by former Senator and Tea Party darling Jim DeMint, is an unashamed opponent of Social Security. Past proposals from Heritage have included raising the retirement age, means-testing benefits, and privatizing the entire

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Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice

There are few areas where the corruption of the national media is more apparent than in its treatment of Social Security. Most of the elite media have made it clear in both their opinion and news pages that they want to see benefits cut. In keeping with this position they highlight the views of political figures who push cuts to the program, treating them as responsible, while those who oppose cuts are ignored or mocked.

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Chained CPI for Social Security means forcing seniors, veterans onto food stamps

Let’s call the Chained CPI what it really is: the “force food stamps on seniors” program – since that’s exactly what will happen if it’s implemented.

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All you need to know about the Chained CPI and Social Security in one graph

Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words. And for those interested in understanding what impact the “Chained CPI” will have on their Social Security benefits, look no further than this graph. The Chained CPI would change the way inflation is

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The 3 Percent Cut to Social Security: A.K.A. the Chained CPI

According to inside Washington gossip, Congress and the President are going to do exactly what voters elected them to do; they are going to cut Social Security by 3 percent. You don’t remember anyone running on that platform? Yeah, well, they probably forgot to mention it.

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