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Trustees Report confirms: Trump's war on immigrants is hurting Social Security

They apparently think that no one is watching. Fortunately, the law requires that Social Security’s Board of Trustees report to Congress every year on the program’s financial health. In this year’s re... read more

Sen. Rubio tells a secret: After giving a tax cut to the rich, GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare

head of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, said a couple of weeks ago. The progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities observed that the Senate’s plan, which would ... read more

Is Social Security Ballooning the Federal Deficit?

As a reminder, the federal budget deficit rose 17% to $779 billion in fiscal 2018 (the federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30), which is the highest deficit since 2012. Don't bla... read more

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Social Security and the U.S. Deficit: Separating Fact From Fiction

CHICAGO (Reuters) - For decades, some of our most prominent U.S. politicians have been sounding the alarm that Social Security is an important driver of the federal budget deficit. But is that ... read more

Letter: The way they approach tax breaks, Social Security and Medicare, Republicans must all be rich

And they claim they want to balance the budget, code for cutting Social Security and Medicare. They say it wouldn't affect seniors getting benefits now, but future beneficiaries. It's still a transfer ... read more

Letter, 11/1: Only Democrats can save Social Security, Medicare

has supported cutting both Social Security and Medicare by raiding the fund to pay for the recent corporate tax cuts, by robbing the coffers to balance the budget, by raising the retirement age ... read more

How to Grab a Key Social Security Benefit Before It Disappears

I just got off the phone with Social Security, and they are telling me ... (People younger than 66 couldn’t do this before the Budget Act was signed, and they can’t do it afterwards.) Retire With Mone... read more

Don't cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (and the Republican Party), according to a Newsweek Report shown 10/17/18 on MSN, is planning to make some big cuts in the budget that include Social Securit... 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 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

Media Falsely Claim White House Budget Spares Social Security From Cuts

The White House’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget violates Donald Trump’s promise not to cut Social Security benefits. It includes a $72.5 billion reduction over 10 years for spending on the disabled ... read more

Budget explainer: has there been a blowout in social security and welfare spending?

For some time, the largest single component of federal government spending has been social security and welfare. In the last federal budget it made up ... Author provided Overall, total social securit... read more

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