Ghosts have nothing on some of the ideas that come out of Washington when it...– http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120821,0,1818705.column
Medicare Voucher Plan Remains Unpopular | Pew... →
sarahlee310: The survey, conducted August 16-19, 2012 among 1,005 adults nationwide, finds 72% have heard a lot or a little about a proposal to change Medicare into a program that would give future participants a credit toward purchasing private health insurance coverage. And among those who are aware, the idea remains unpopular; by a 49% to 34% margin more oppose than favor the idea. This is...
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Vice President Joe Biden recently said that, “I guarantee you, flat guarantee you, there will be no changes in Social Security.” Sign this and send a message to the President and the Democrats that you support these types of policies!
Dems slam Ryan over Social Security privatization... →
justinspoliticalcorner: WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn’t go well for the GOP when President George W. Bush pushed the idea in 2005. In his 2010 “Road Map for America’s Future,” the Wisconsin congressman...
It represents America’s core values of hard work, contribution and...– Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO (via ncpssm)
What FDR said when he signed Social Security into...
think-progress: Today a hope of many years’ standing is in large part fulfilled. The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young people have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age. The man with a job has wondered how long the job would last. This social security measure gives at...
Huffington Post Politics: Social Security... →
WASHINGTON — Some members of Congress have begun leveling accusations that rising enrollment in Social Security’s disability insurance program is evidence of growing American dependence on the government, and even a “slave” mentality. But a new report out Monday says the rise in America’s ranks…
Joe Biden speaks on retirement security for Americans. Addresses the tendency to generational warfare: “We are all in this together.”
Women's eNews: 'Family Care' Benefit Could Fix... →
womensenews: By Sharon Johnson (WOMENSENEWS)—A national coalition of advocates for women’s financial security is proposing sweeping changes in the Social Security system to end the gender gap in retirement benefits. They want public retirement credits for people who take time off from paid…
Illinois seniors hit by state budget cuts →
What matters is that there is no good reason for pitting younger Americans...– A welcome article from Business Week challenges the inter-generational warfare narrative.
Anti-Social Security Crusaders Fail to Incite... →
forwardstl: It is one of the most, if not the most, popular federal government-run programs. It is social insurance, not welfare. It provides Americans with a reliable source of income when: a senior retires from work, a child loses a working parent or if a worker becomes disabled. Social insurance, not welfare: too often overlooked.
just because it's still funny.
estebanwaseaten: I pointed this out nearly three years ago, when President Obama’s healthcare plan was still in the legislation phase but here it is again because we all need a good laugh. Just a few of the concerns/claims people have been voicing as the bill known as HR 3200 makes its way through Washington: “The lash of the dictator will be felt, and 25 million free American citizens will...
Why Upheld Obamacare is Great News for Older... →
A lot of the outcry from the right about Obamacare had to do with the addition of “bureaucrats” to the health care system. As the previous post also shows, private bureaucrats can be even more dangerous. Private insurance companies are no different—they have expensive, and often unnecessary, overhead. The ACA makes insurers with high overhead costs give rebates to their...
Why the New Disclosure Rules for 401(k)s Don't...
Until this year, banks were allowed to charge hidden fees as they managed 401(k)s, costing an average family up to $155,000 by retirement. Finally, the Bureau of Labor is now planning to enforce a ruling that will force banks to disclose the money that they are taking away from your account. (still to be determined: HOW WAS THIS LEGAL BEFORE?) But Bob Sullivan points out that this is still going...
Nearly 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to one or more people 65 years...– As Americans age, it’s changing the way we take care of their families. Read more here.
june 12, 2012
firsttackle: more observations from the break room at work. why is it that the people who bitch the loudest that social security is broke and is going obsolete are people who are into romney? because it’s republicans who want you to believe that social security is broke. get you used to the idea that you won’t get any later so that when they cut it you won’t be so upset. you’ll think ‘had to be...
Walking into the tiny airport in Kearney, Kerrey was greeted by Sue Parsons, a...– -Yes, Bob Kerrey Wants to Go Back to Washington via NYT (via aubreymurray) He should really finish that last sentence by saying, “Oh, he’s screwed by the politicians running for office like me who refuse to stand up for his benefits.” But I understand that would have been a...
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forwardstl: If you weren’t able to attend in person, you can still see the live stream of all the great speakers and interesting panels online.
I think the current system is rigged, frankly, in favor of the wealthy.– Newt Gingrich, talking about our campaign finance system, and why he thinks there shouldn’t be limits on contributions. (via officialssay)