The advocacy group Social Security Works is urging the Senate to block Andrew Biggs’ appointment by highlighting his role in the George W. Bush administration’s failed attempt to privatize the New Deal program in 2005.
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Taxing the Rich to Boost Social Security
Instead of growing financial security, Sam Pizzigati says the current retirement system in the U.S. is growing greater overall economic inequality.
Millionaires Have Already Stopped Paying 2021 Social Security
This is the month, each year, when millionaires stop paying into the system.
Social Security Hits 85— The Crown Jewel of the New Deal
This major achievement on April 14, 1935, was not possible without a fight, write three authors, each of whom is descended from New Dealers.
COVID-19: Seniors Rip Trump for Tying Relief to Social Security Cuts
The U.S. president has stirred outcry after saying any additional stimulus package must include his long-desired payroll tax cut, Jake Johnson reports.
The Hidden Hazards of GOP’s Tax-Cut Plan
Though sold as a pain-free tax cut for most Americans, the Republican plans favor the rich and carry hidden dangers for Social Security, Medicare and other key social programs, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.
‘Fixing the Debt’ on Average Folks
Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein and other tycoons behind “Fix the Debt” want average folks to expect less from Social Security and other safety-net programs but are doing all they can to protect their special interest tax breaks and dodge the slightly higher tax rates…