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Sep
09

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September 8, 2013

Aug
14

 Statement on Social Security’s 78th Birthday

 

Jul
26

 

Associated Press (NAT)

Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown

ANDREW TAYLOR

7-26-13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pressure from some liberal Democrats for a September showdown in hopes of ending huge automatic, government-shrinking spending cuts, Washington appears on track to avert what would be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades. That's not to say it will be easy. Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as they try to come up with must-do legislation to keep federal agencies running after Sept. 30.

Jul
24

 

 

SSSC/SSW mention

 

Salon (NAT)

Growing consensus on Social Security: Expand it

ALEX SEITZ-WALD

7-24-13

The coalition of leading progressive groups, including the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America, Credo Action, MoveOn.org, Progressives United, and Social Security Works, are joining together to back a plan introduced by Democratic Sens. Tom Harkin and Mark Begich to boost benefits and shore up Social Security’s finances for the better part of the next century.

Jul
23

 Social Security News, Tuesday 7-23-13

 

C-SPAN (NAT)

Medicare Cost Reduction

7-22-13

Panelists detailed new proposals to lower federal Medicare spending through cost sharing. Plans included streamlining deductibles, combining Medicare’s Part A on hospital coverage and Part B on physician coverage, and restricting supplemental insurance coverage for beneficiaries.

Jul
22

 

SSW/SSSC mention *

 

Quad-Cites (IA)

National Executive Director of Social Security Works to speak locally

7-22-13

Alex Lawson from Social Security Works to speak at Progressive Action for the Common Good's Community Networking Night "Taking Back the Message" on Preserving Social Security

Jul
17

 

Off the Charts (DC)

U.S. Seniors Are a Hard-Working Bunch

Kathy Ruffing

7-17-13

Financial pressures are leading many European Union (EU) countries to encourage older workers to remain in the labor force, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports.  By way of comparison, U.S. seniors are more likely to be in the workforce than their peers in almost every other developed country.

Jul
12

 

SSW/SSSC mention

 

Quad-Cities Online (IL)

Alex Lawson to speak on Social Security at July 25 meeting

7-11-13

Alex Lawson from Social Security Works to speak at Progressive Action for the Common Good's Community Networking Night "Taking Back the Message" on Preserving Social Security

Jul
09

 

SSW/SSSC mention

 

Huffington Post (NAT)

'Volunteers' Try To Find Fix The Debt Group Chapter In Virginia, End Up At House

Luke Johnson         

7-9-13

The group Social Security Works released a video showing a group of "volunteers" trying to find the Virginia headquarters of Fix The Debt. They ended up at what appears to be a private home. The video suggests that the group does not have a physical presence in the state.

Jul
08

 

National Journal (NAT)

House Republicans Draft Their Debt-Ceiling Playbook

Tim Alberta

7-7-13

For a long-term deal, one that gives Treasury borrowing authority for three and a half years, Obama would have to agree to premium support. The plan to privatize Medicare, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the Ryan budget, is the holy grail for conservatives who say major deficit-reduction can only be achieved by making this type of cut to mandatory spending. "If the president wants to go big, there's a big idea," said Scalise. For a medium-sized increase in the debt limit, Republicans want Obama to agree to cut spending in the SNAP food-stamp program, block-grant Medicaid, or tinker with chained CPI.

Jul
03

 

Alliance for Retired Americans/SSSC mention

 

KTNV (NV)

Social security discussion held in Las Vegas

Krista Hostetler

7-2-13

Making sure social security is available to local seniors was discussed on Tuesday by the Alliance for Retired Americans.

Jul
02

 

Alliance for Retired Americans mention

 

Jul
01

 

White House

Commonsense Immigration Reform Will Strengthen Social Security

7-1-13

In a letter to Senator Rubio released on Friday, the independent Social Security Office of the Chief Actuary provided a long-term analysis of the bipartisan Senate-passed Immigration Reform bill, demonstrating that commonsense immigration reform will strengthen Social Security over the long-term. Reform will ensure full Social Security solvency through 2035 and reduce Social Security unfunded liabilities by nearly half a trillion dollars through 2087.

Jun
28

 

 

Washington Post (NAT)

The left needs to get real on Medicare, Social Security and the deficit

Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler

5-27-13

There is a rising chorus on the left, most recently articulated in an op-ed Monday by Neera Tanden and Michael Linden [“Deficits are not destiny”] of the Center for American Progress, that our fiscal conversation should be declared over and plans for meaningful entitlement reforms mothballed. These voices argue that we can have substantial new spending on public investments, a secure safety net, no middle-class tax increase — all without addressing entitlement spending.

Jun
27

 

Reuters (NAT)

Gay marriage ruling boosts key retirement benefits

Mark Miller

6-26-13

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) means that the spousal benefits of the two most important U.S. retirement programs - Social Security and Medicare - will be extended to married, same-sex couples.


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