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Social Security: Bedrock of certainty during volatile economic times

How secure is your retirement looking these days? That probably depends on your retirement plan — that is, if you’re lucky enough to have a one. Fewer employers are offering workplace retirement plans – these days, only 59% of full-time

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Restoring America’s Middle Class Starts with Keeping Social Security’s Promise

Restoring America’s Middle Class Starts with Keeping Social Security’s Promise

January 1, 2011

Social Security is one of the great achievements of American democracy. It provides stable income to fully one quarter of American households – in good economic times and bad. For most seniors, Social Security is the biggest source of income.

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Top 10 reasons the Fiscal Commission’s Social Security proposal should be DOA

Via Strengthen Social Security: The Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs’ Social Security proposals are an equal opportunity disaster.  So soon after an angry electorate has expressed its frustration with a Washington political class that does not appear to be listening, it totally

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Social Security in the Heartland: Ronald Eaker

From the Columbia Journalism Review What Social Security means to real people Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson is fond of saying that the changes he has in mind for Social Security won’t hurt people like Ronald Eaker “one whiff.” Ronald

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Social Security in the Heartland: Jennifer Putman

From Columbia Journalism Review What Social Security means to real people “I am so ready to be a drawer on early Social Security,” said sixty-one year old Jennifer Putman. This month she turned sixty-two and visited her local Social Security

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Social Security in the Heartland: Laurie Cooper

From the Columbia Journalism Review What Social Security means to real people Twenty-nine-year old Laurie Cooper is a self-reliant, hard-working woman who wants to be a firefighter, and she’s trying to become one. Hoping to boost her chances, she is

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Doublespeak lives on in plans to “save” Social Security by cutting it to shreds

A new analysis by the Chief Actuary of Social Security reviewed several proposals billed as ways to reduce the long-term cost of Social Security. The study, commissioned by the House Ways and Means Committee, found several “would have a profoundly

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Increase in Retirement Age Disproportionately Hurts Workers at the Bottom

The Center for Economic and Policy Research has just released a new report exploring the facts behind recent calls for raising Social Security’s retirement age. [Full disclosure: Dean Baker, CEPR’s co-director, is a member of EOI’s board.] In their own

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Letter from John Burbank to the WA Dept of Labor and Industries

Letter from John Burbank to the WA Dept of Labor and Industries

September 15, 2010

This letter is to bring to your attention your legal duty to issue on September 30th an adjusted minimum  wage rate by increasing the current year’s minimum wage by the rate of inflation. To do otherwise is a  contravention of

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Economic Status of the Elderly in the United States

The title says it all in a newly released report from the National Academy of Social Insurance, Economic Status of Elderly Americans. The report offers a look at the economic status of elderly Americans, comparing current median standards against younger

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