Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times The annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of socia ...

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Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of ...

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Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million to develop a computer system to speed processing of disability cl ...

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Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Republicans were quick to distance themselves from the Nevada rancher after his remarks about slavery, but he points to a deeper issue with conservative policy. It’s tempting dism ...

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5 Things You Need To Know About New GOP ‘Frontrunner’ Rand Paul

5 Things You Need To Know About New GOP ‘Frontrunner’ Rand Paul

A new CBS/New York Times poll has bad news for the man who can only now be called a former frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination -- Governor Chris Christie ( ...

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Obama Drops Proposal For Entitlement Trims From Budget Plan

Obama Drops Proposal For Entitlement Trims From Budget Plan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an ack ...

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How Paul Ryan Helped Save Medicare And Social Security By Trying To Gut Them

How Paul Ryan Helped Save Medicare And Social Security By Trying To Gut Them

President Obama's new budget will not include a proposal to implement "chained CPI" to slow the growth of Social Security benefits, according to White House officials. And there's ...

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Republicans Say U.S. War On Poverty Hasn’t Measured Up

Republicans Say U.S. War On Poverty Hasn’t Measured Up

Washington (AFP) - U.S. conservatives seized on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the launch of president Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" to dispute the effectiveness of existing ...

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Tips On Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits

Tips On Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits

About a month ago, I answered some questions from people who were wondering if I thought they might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. I essentially told them th ...

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