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Grandparents are the glue that hold many families together

In honor of Grandparents Day on September 12, the National Partnership for Women and Families has released a new fact sheet to remind us of the impact grandparents can have in the lives of working families. Grandparents are often relied

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Social Security Works

Social Security Works

August 24, 2010

For 75 years, Social Security has provided a foundation of economic security for American workers, retirees, and their families. It represents the best of American values, rewarding hard work, looking out for family and community, and honoring the contributions retirees have made to

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Celebrating the 75th birthday of Social Security

This month, Social Security is celebrating it’s 75th birthday as a bedrock of economic security for millions of working, retired and disabled Americans. And what better way to celebrate one of the most successful federal programs in history than with

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75 years later, Social Security still keeping its promise

From the Everett Herald: When Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act 75 years ago, he became the godfather of a rebirth of economic security in the midst of the Great Depression. This one act put the words of

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Have you or a member of your family benefited from Social Security? Tell your story!

Social Security is a promise made to all Americans. This month, Social Security turns 75 years old, and people all across the nation are honoring its great history with parties and events. In the lead-up to these events, the Alliance

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Chief Actuary: Social Security financially sound in decades ahead; modest fixes can protect it for decades more

From the Economic Policy Institute: Social Security is financially sound through 2036, and modest increases in revenue can close the shortfall expected in 2037, according to a new analysis from researchers at the Economic Policy Institute, including former Chief Actuary

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Straight Facts on Social Security

Straight Facts on Social Security

August 6, 2010

Social Security is the bedrock of economic security for millions of children, as well as working and retired Americans.  Social Security provided $675 billion in benefits to 53 million people in 2009, including over 1 million in Washington state. 3.2 million

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Key Facts from the 2010 Social Security Trustee’s Report

Every year, the Social Security Trustees are required by law to project the program’s finances 75 years into the future. Doing so requires making numerous assumptions about productivity, economic growth, wages, fertility, longevity, immigration rates, and other factors. Often thought

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2010 Social Security Trustees’ Report Key Facts

2010 Social Security Trustees’ Report Key Facts

August 5, 2010

  Social Security provided benefits to 53 million Americans in 2009: 68% of them retirees and their dependents, 19% disabled workers and family members, and 11% survivors of deceased workers. Social Security’s income from payroll taxes, interest on the Trust

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Mainstream media slowly catching on: There is no Social Security crisis

Via Columbia Journalism Review: Slowly, ever so slowly, the mainstream media is discovering the Social Security story. So it’s worth noting two pieces in prominent news outlets this week: one on Businessweek.com by Chris Farrell, a contributing economics editor for

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