Social Security News: 4-10-12


 

USA Today (NAT)

Offer retirement security for all workers

04-10-12

John C. Lui

Let financial professionals who invest New York's pension funds also manage personal retirement accounts for private-sector workers.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/story/2012-04-09/New-York-pensions-retirement/54136158/1

 

ABC News (NAT)

White House Blasts Obama-Appointed Republican Health Care Economist

04-10-12

Devin Dwyer

The White House has unleashed a torrent of criticism on a leading conservative economist  – approved by President Obama in 2010 as a Republican trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security finances —  for concluding in a new study that the Affordable Care Act will add to the deficit instead of reduce it.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/white-house-blasts-obama-approved-health-care-economist/

 

Reuters (NAT)

How to get the most from Social Security

04-10-12

Mark Miller

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The trustees of Social Security will release their annual report on the program's health sometime in the next few weeks, and the news will not be good.The 2012 briefing is expected

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/10/us-column-miller-socialsecurity-idUSBRE83915520120410

 

Huffington Post (NAT)

Obama and Romney Are Politicians, Not Visionaries

04-09-12

Dean Baker

President Obama and Governor Romney are politicians, not philosophers. They have not made it to the top of the political ladder because of their grand visions of the future. They got their positions by appealing to powerful political actors.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/obama-and-romney-are-poli_b_1413137.html?ref=business

 

Huffington Post (NAT)

The Undeserving and the Common Good

04-10-12

Gary Dorrien

Tea Party Republicans are quite certain that they deserve their own Social Security and Medicare. But they are outraged that undeserving people get taxpayer-funded benefits from the government.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-dorrien/tea-party-republicans_b_1414629.html?ref=politics

 

US News (NAT)

Why the Early-Retirement Trend Reversed in 2011

04-10-12

Staff

Study of Social Security claiming patterns shows return to 15-year pattern of later retirements.

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/04/10/why-the-early-retirement-trend-reversed-in-2011

 

Wicked Local Swansea (MA)

LETTER: Social Security tax cut comes with a price

04-09-12

Al Sunderland

Few Americans know the details of a bill passed by Congress in February which further threatens the future of Social Security. The bill cuts workers Social Security taxes in 2012 by over $200 billion.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/swansea/mobiletopstories/x1170665984/LETTER-Social-Security-tax-cut-comes-with-a-price

 

San Jose Mercury News

Economic inequality hurting recovery, ex-labor secretary says in Monterey 

04-09-12

Kevin Howe

Both agreed that entitlement programs — Medicare and Social Security — must be brought under control and both favored raising the wage limit for paying into Social Security and means-testing those who receive benefits.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20361075/panetta-lecturers-talk-students-about-economy

 

 

Politics

 

NPR (NAT)

Santorum Bows Out, Suspends His Bid For The Republican Nomination

04-10-12

Mark Memmott

The former Pennsylvania senator, who has been Mitt Romney's main challenger in recent weeks for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, pitched himself as the one true conservative in the race.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/10/150361068/amid-rumors-about-campaigns-future-santorum-sets-news-conference

 

The New Republic (NAT)

Obama's Comments About The Supreme Court Were Warranted And (mostly) Accurate

04/10/12

Jonathan Cohn

President Obama caused quite a stir last week with a pair of comments he made about the Supreme Court. Some critics said he was citing constitutional law incorrectly. Others said he was trying to intimidate the justices. Some said he was doing both things.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-cohn/102507/obama-supreme-court-lochner-comments-affordable-care-act

 

The Economist (NAT)

Health disparities: Beyond the mandate

04-07-12

Staff

MARCH brought frenzied attention to Barack Obama’s health law. The Supreme Court heard arguments over its constitutionality. Outside the court, supporters waved their neatly printed posters and tea-partiers waved their scrawled, angry ones. The ruckus centred on Mr Obama’s mandate to buy insurance. America is the rare Western country without a universal insurance scheme. But, as a new study points out, a lack of insurance is only part of America’s health problem.

http://www.economist.com/node/21552220

 

Rolling Stone (NAT)

Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse

04-09-12

Matt Taibbi

Boy, do I feel like an idiot. I've been out there on radio and TV in the last few months saying that I thought there was a chance Barack Obama was lis

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/why-obamas-jobs-act-couldnt-suck-worse-20120409

 

The Washington Post (DC)

The bizarre baseline games you need to play to make Obamacare increase the deficit

04-10-12

Ezra Klein

Perhaps there’s no deficit problem at all!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-weird-baseline-obamacares-opponents-are-using/2012/04/10/gIQAu3de8S_blog.html


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