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Republicans admit they’ll slash Medicare, Social Security to pay for their tax cuts

Mr. Ryan has been salivating over cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for as long as he’s had a political career. Mr. Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, released well ahead of the tax legislatio... read more

Cheat Sheet: 4 Things to Know About Trump's Plans for the Federal Budget

Speaking for the first time to both houses of Congress, the new president laid out his top goals: Boost infrastructure and military spending, protect entitlements like Social Security and Medicare ... ... read more

Yes, Social Security needs some fixing — but it’s not broken

Yes, Social Security spending is a major factor in the United States’ structural budget problem, and its trust fund will be exhausted by 2034. A fix is needed. But Social Security is not broken — and ... read more

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Expanding Social Security for the rich (huh?)

In 2015, according to the Congressional Budget Office, middle class households paid 14.9 percent of the incomes in total federal taxes. The top 1 percent, by contrast, paid 33 percent of their income ... read more


Democrats Push Plan to Increase Social Security Benefits and Solvency

As president, Mr. Trump has proposed cuts in projected spending on Social Security’s disability benefits, on the assumption that more beneficiaries can return to work. The Congressional Budget Office ... read more

The Trump budget cuts Social Security, plain and simple

... billion in cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance as somehow not cutting Social Security. Some in the media have parroted the White House line. “Trump’s Budget Slashes Spending, Leaves Socia... read more

From the desk of… The Social Security fantasy

WASHINGTON — One of the great challenges of our time is to prevent Social Security and other programs for the elderly from taking over the national government. It may already be too late. Recently, th... read more

The false prophets of growth

This justification has carried forward into present times, in the form of a postulated tradeoff between egalitarian policy (like Social Security or ... to balance the budget — which Friedman ... read more

This Highly Popular Social Security Proposal Is Back and It May Pass the House

This may come as little surprise to many of you, but America's most important social program is on the verge of big problems. Although Social Security ... $13.2 trillion budget deficit between ... read more

Social Security agency warns of workers’ furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Upping the ante in the budget faceoff, the Obama administration warned Friday that workers who distribute Social Security benefits might be furloughed if congressional Republicans fo... read more

The Social Security fantasy

WASHINGTON – One of the great challenges of our time is to prevent Social Security and other programs for the elderly from taking over the national government. It may already be too late. Recently, th... read more

Trump’s State of the Union address didn’t mention fixing Social Security. That’s a problem.

But glaringly absent from Trump’s plan for the country was a proposal to fix Social ... budget proposed massive cuts to these programs in direct violation of his campaign pledge?” Last week, I asked r... read more



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