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The Washington Small Business Retirement Marketplace

February 26, 2015

The Looming Retirement Crisis Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Washingtonians, especially those who work for small businesses. A recent state survey revealed that approximately 462,000 Washingtonians between ages 45-64 have less than $25,000 in

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5 Reasons Why Social Security Matters for Women’s Economic Security

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jackie Odum Although women have made significant strides over the past several decades in leadership, labor-force participation, and educational advancement, they continue to face a disproportionate number of issues that impede their economic security. The

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Ladders to opportunity: Chris

“I don’t expect to retire—that’s the thing—I expect to keep on working.  I don’t have much saved….I’m worried about it.” Chris, a baby boomer in his 60s, has his roots in Pullman, WA. After leaving Kansas during the dust bowl

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Response to the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report: The Straight Facts on Social Security

Executive Summary Every year, the Social Security Trustees are required by law to project the program’s finances 75 years into the future. Recently, the Trustees released their 2014 report – and their intermediate projection confirms Social Security can easily continue

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Response to the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report

Response to the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Annual Report

August 15, 2014

Every year, the Social Security Trustees are required by law to project the program’s finances 75 years into the future. Recently, the Trustees released their 2014 report – and their intermediate projection confirms Social Security can easily continue to provide

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Increase wages to protect Social Security Trust Fund

This week the Social Security Trustees reported that our FICA contributions plus interest, net of all benefits paid out, have increased the Social Security Trust Fund by $32 billion. The trustees also forecast that Social Security benefits are completely sustainable

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Epic Fail – A short history of government privatization

Privatization of government services has plagued the 21st century and it rarely goes well. A new mini-documentary examines the dramatic and costly impacts of government  privatization in Ontario – a large Canadian province that borders several US states. Not only

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Washingtonians Weigh in on Future of Social Security

For just over half of married couples and three-quarters of single people, Social Security makes up at least half of their retirement income. And it is the only income source for three out of 10 women age 65 and older.

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The future of Social Security: Free public forums in Seattle, Bellingham

Social Security is of critical importance to every American: it is the most efficient, fair, secure and universal source of retirement income, life insurance, and disability insurance available in the United States. Now, a growing national movement to strengthen and

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Kochs’ ‘less government’ lacks logic

The Koch brothers are oil tycoons from Wichita. They inherited their oil company and initial wealth from their dad. They are multibillionaires intent on financing multimillion-dollar campaigns to elect politicians who want “less government.” Sometimes our mutual reliance on government

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Column, Educational Opportunity, Higher Education
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