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Federal McHenry: End Social Security and Medicare

McHenry: End Social Security and Medicare

Posted by Thomas Mills | Sep 20, 2017 | Editor’s Blog | 40 | Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry said out loud what most Republican only say in private. He wants to end Social Security and Medicare. He told Charlotte Observer political reporter Jim Morrill, “I would rather have complete control of the social safety net …

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Federal Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

Posted 7:34 am, September 17, 2017, by AP Wire Service Denied Social Security Disability application form WASHINGTON — More than 1 million Americans are waiting for a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security. Their average wait will be nearly two years, longer than some of them will live. All …

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APWU Social Security: Still The Most Efficient Way To Provide Retirement Income

Social Security: Still The Most Efficient Way To Provide Retirement Income

Dean Baker, Contributor Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research The best way to generate wealth for future retirees is to minimize the money that is wasted in fees for the financial industry. 08/21/2017 11:46 pm ET Updated 2 days ago Last week marked the 82nd anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s signing the bill …

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Federal Trump Announces Plan To Devastate Millions of Americans By Cutting Social Security

Trump Announces Plan To Devastate Millions of Americans By Cutting Social Security

By cpowell Posted on October 11, 2016 Donald Trump is going right along with the Republican/conservative notion that Social Security is too costly, despite the millions of people who depend on it for, you know, staying alive.Trump once told Paul Ryan the following, referring to Social Security: “From a moral standpoint, I believe in it. …

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Federal BREAKING: Trump Requests $800 Billion Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, More

BREAKING: Trump Requests $800 Billion Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, More

While all of America is in an uproar over Trump’s firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey, President Trump is busy dismantling America’s programs for the poor. Trump is putting the final touches on his 2018 fiscal budget proposal and is calling for $800 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance. Trump is …

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Federal Column The GOP unveils a ‘permanent save’ for Social Security — with massive benefit cuts

Column The GOP unveils a ‘permanent save’ for Social Security — with massive benefit cuts

Rep. Sam Johnson’s Social Security Reform Act includes increasing benefits modestly for lower income workers while trimming benefits for higher income workers. Michael HiltzikContact Reporter Amid all the hand-wringing over Republican plans to eviscerate Medicare and Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the GOP has the knives out for …

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Federal These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?

These 156 Lawmakers Support Expanding, Not Cutting, Social Security. Does Yours?

Bill to expand Social Security ‘gives lie to the myth’ that safety net program is going bankrupt by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The Social Security 2100 Act was described Wednesday as “not only for the people, it’s of the people.” (Photo: Reuters) Legislation that would expand benefits for Social Security recipients while giving millions of …

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