Trump’s Executive Orders Are Public Relations Stunts

By Jack Rasmus, Predicting the Global Economic Crisis. -

Trump, Meadows, Mnuchin and McConnell cleverly set up and sucked in Pelosi and Shumer into negotiations last week, never planning to conclude a deal by Friday, in the process getting them to [...]

A Cruel Attack On The Disabled

By Jill Richardson, Counterpunch. -

You might have missed it amid the impeachment coverage, but the Trump administration has recently rolled out plans for draconian cuts to everything from Medicaid to school lunches. Latest on [...]

Donald Trump’s Latest Attack On Social Security Puts Lives At Risk

By Staff, -

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip many people with disabilities of [...]

The Latest Attacks On Labor, Social Security, And Government

By Nancy Altman, -

Labor Day is a holiday designed to honor America’s workers. Instead, Donald Trump continues to attack them. Indeed, his administration is in the midst of a stealth effort that not only attacks [...]

New Congress Will Hold Historic Hearings On Expanding Social Security And Medicare

By Nancy Altman, -

The 116th U.S. Congress is already historic. It reflects the diversity of our country better than any previous Congress, with the highest numbers of women and people of color in history. Nancy [...]

Demand An End To The Taxation Of Social Security Benefits

By Dave Lindorff, -

Social Security, the retirement program established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Democrats in Congress in 1936 as a cornerstone of the New Deal programs that were put in place to [...]

Social Security Trustees Report Shows We Should Expand Retirement Benefits

By Monique Morrissey, -

There’s no real news in the Social Security trustees report released this afternoon. We’re now a year closer to the date the trust fund will be exhausted, 2034 (same as last year’s projection), [...]

Social Security Protests In Nicaragua? Hold On A Second…

By Jake Johnston, -

For more than a week, Nicaragua was convulsed in protests that were met with heavy-handed repression that has reportedly left at least 30 dead. Tear gas. Rubber bullets. Live ammunition. [...]

Current Taxes And Tax Reform Undermine Social Security & Medicare

By Sam Pizzigati, -

By Sam Pizzigati for Other Words - You probably pay about four times more of your income to Social Security than millionaires, who want to cut their taxes and your benefits. How much did your [...]

Trump’s Trojan Horse Attack On Social Security

By Nancy Altman, -

By Nancy Altman for The Hoffington Post - As part of his tax package, Donald Trump reportedly is planning to propose replacing employee contributions to Social Security with general revenue. The [...]

Get Ready For All-Out Assault On Social Security

By Dave Lindorff, -

By Dave Lindorff for This Can't Be Happening - The first assault of the new Trump administration and Republican Congress upon Social Security has been launched. It comes in the form of release of [...]

Olders Pushed Into Poverty As Feds Garnish Social Security For Student Debt

By Deirdre Fulton, -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - 'Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,' says Elizabeth Warren. The federal government [...]

Attempt To Curtail Dissent Of Seniors By Stopping SS Checks

By Ann Wright, -

By Ann Wright for Op Ed News - Governments go to pretty low tricks to silence dissent -- curtailing ones that travel to neighboring countries and now stopping social security checks. First, in [...]

Republican Social Security Plan: 27% Cut, Tax Breaks For Rich

By Monique Morrissey, -

By Monique Morrissey for EPI - Donald Trump ran a campaign that rejected Republican orthodoxy on a variety of issues. He consistently and emphatically rejected the party line on slashing social [...]

Newsletter – Lift The Veil; See Reality, Take Action

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. It is graduation time and our youth are inheriting a dysfunctional economy while they are saddled with the highest debt ever. This situation creates a [...]

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