Home » Posts tagged with » Social Security (Page 2)

Social Security: An Inconvenient Truth

Social Security: An Inconvenient Truth

. . By Thomas L. Knapp The first “top ten” Republican presidential nomination debate consisted almost entirely of empty calories, and it’s easy to see why. The event was put on by Fox “News,” its dominating presence was Donald Trump, and its focus was, simply, on who could get most militaristic about Iran and immigration. […]

CA Congressman Xavier Becerra proposes short-term Social Security fix  

CA Congressman Xavier Becerra proposes short-term Social Security fix   

 Social Security’s disability trust fund will run out of money next year, the program’s trustees reported Wednesday – but a California congressman said there’s a short-term fix that would require Republicans to put aside hope of immediate and broader reform. The main retirement program, known as old age and survivors benefits, will remain solvent through […]

Social Security or Insecurity?

Social Security or Insecurity?

By Logan McFadden The Social Security Trust Fund has been used as a pass-through account. The federal government has taken $2.7 trillion for non-Social Security purposes. These funds, viagra needed to pay current and future benefits, were collected through payroll taxes paid by employees and employers. It is widely and erroneously believed that these payroll […]

Kick the Can Down the Road–Social Security

Kick the Can Down the Road–Social Security

by Logan McFadden The long term solvency of the Social Security funds has been kicked down the road by Congress for several years. Now, dosage the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund is running low and will dry up in 2016. Some politicians suggest cannibalizing the Old Age Trust Fund should be the immediate response. […]

Liberalism updated

Liberalism updated

By Jim Sullivan In an op-ed I wrote in September titled “How Liberals Perceive Economic Justice” I defined modern liberalism as a current manifestation of the philosophy, policies, and ideas espoused by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the New Deal. This article is an attempt to briefly summarize typical contemporary liberal positions and contrast them […]

Page 2 of 212