Social Security News 4-27-12


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Huffington Post (NAT)

Nancy Pelosi Says She Would Back Plan That Cuts Social Security, Medicare (VIDEO)

04-27-12

Ryan Grim

Eric Kingson, co-director of Social Security Works, which is also pressuring Pelosi to stay strong, is worried she might be making a dangerous political gamble.


"I hope that support for Bowles-Simspon is not part of the congressional Democrats strategy to embarrass their Republican colleagues who they can be sure will not support Bowles-Simpson because it contains some tax increases," he told HuffPost. "If it is, it's a dangerous and disingenuous game, not worthy of the traditions of the political party that created and championed Social Security and Medicare."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/nancy-pelosi-social-security-medicare_n_1453323.html?ref=tw

 

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Columbia Journalism Review (NAT)

Report Card on Social Security Trust Fund Coverage

04-27-12

Trudy Lieberman

Let the record show there were a few bright spots in the coverage. The NewsHour invited Nancy Altman, co-director of the advocacy group Social Security Works, who some in the press have called a defender of Social Security, to appear on the program along with Heritage Foundation research fellow David John.

http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/report_card_on_social_security.php

 

USA Today (NAT)

'There's no Social Security crisis'

04-24-12

Max Richtman

Lift the tax cap and don't cut benefits, says the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/story/2012-04-26/National-Committee-to-Preserve-Social-Security-Medicare/54561846/1?loc=interstitialskip

 

Mother Jones (Blog)

Government-Run Healthcare is More Efficient Than Private Healthcare

04-27-12

Kevin Drum

Can the government provide healthcare more efficiently than the private market? There's no simple answer to that, but a couple of recent data points suggest the answer is yes.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/04/government-healthcare-more-efficient-private-healthcare

 

 

US News (NAT)

The Case for Fixing Social Security Right Now

04-27-12

Staff

Program’s modest financial fix can be handled separately, and action would send a powerful message.

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/04/27/the-case-for-fixing-social-security-right-now

 

Washington Blade (DC)

Hollywood comes to Capitol Hill to push for Social Security bill

04-27-12

Chris Johnson

Legislation would allow gay couples to access benefits

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/27/hollywood-comes-to-capitol-hill-to-push-for-social-security-bill/

 

New York Times (NY)

A Year in the Life of Social Security

04-26-12

Editorial

Anything that affects the economy also affects the health of Social Security. So the real solution is sound public policy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/opinion/a-year-in-the-life-of-social-security.html

 

Wall Street Journal (NY)

We Need a Rational, Compassionate Disability System

04-26-12

Letters to the Editor

In 1970, as you reported some months ago, 1.5% of the working-age population was on disability.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303513404577352223977865532.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

The Washington Post (DC)

Fixing Social Security — the right way

04-26-12

Allan Sloan

Social Security can still be there for our children, but only if it’s fixed the right way and soon.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fixing-social-security--the-right-way/2012/04/26/gIQAvuqHkT_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop

 

Fox News (NAT)

Social Security is a Ponzi scheme

04-26-12

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

After being excoriated by the press for referring to Social Security as 'a Ponzi scheme,' it turns out that Texas Governor Rick Perry was right after all.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/26/social-security-iisi-ponzi-scheme/

 

The Town Talk (LA)

Another View: Backbone and collaboration will fix Social Security and Medicare

04-27-12

Another year, another bleak report on the finances of government programs providing income and health insurance to millions of Americans. Social Security will empty its trust fund in 2033, three years sooner than trustees projected one year ago. Medicare will deplete its hospital trust fund in a dozen years.

http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20120427/OPINION/120426013

 

Politics

 

CNN (NAT)

Rep. Paul Ryan: ‘I really misspoke’ CNN.com Blogs

04-01-12

Ashley Killough

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he misspoke earlier in the week when he accused military officials of not being honest about the Pentagon budget. “I really misspoke,” Ryan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/01/rep-paul-ryan-i-really-misspoke/?iref=obinsite

 

The New Yorker (NAT)

The Lessons of the Secret Service Scandal

04-25-12

Amy Davidson

Scandals, above all, are stories—wrongdoing crossed with narrative—but not all of the same kind. They destroy or create characters, and, especially in politics, they can inhabit very different genres: romance, crime, the hero’s tragedy, the theatre of the absurd....

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/04/secret-service-comment.html

 

The Hill (DC)

House takes swing at healthcare law, extends student loan rates

04-27-12

Pete Kasperowicz

The House on Friday approved a controversial bill that extends low interest rates on subsidized student loans for another year, but pays for that extension by killing a piece of the 2010 healthcare law, which prompted a veto threat from President Obama Friday morning. Members approved the Interest Rate Reduction act, H.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/224257-house-takes-swing-at-healthcare-law-while-extending-student-loan-rates

 

Politico (DC)

Why Jeb Bush doesn't want VP

04-27-12

Jonathan Martin

He’s the GOP vice presidential pick that Democrats fear most — a brassy choice who would likely deliver his crucial home state, boost the ticket with Hispanics and Catholics and appeal to both conservatives and independents. The problem: Jeb Bush apparently doesn’t want the job. The former Florida governor raised eyebrows in Boston,...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75671.html

 

Roll Call (DC)

Catholics Confront Ryan on Budget Plan

04-27-12

Eliza Newlin Carney

A widening rift between House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Catholic bishops and activists over federal spending captures the power and unpredictability of the Catholic vote this year.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/catholics-divided-paul-ryan-budget-plan-214154-1.html?pos=htmbtxt

 

NBC Politics (NAT)

GOP infighting gives Democrats hope of picking up Indiana Senate seat

04-27-12

Tom Curry

In the 2010 midterm elections, the GOP was jarred by an array of suddenly-potent Tea Party-backed challengers taking on the party establishment. The movement achieved mixed results overall, but resulted in a Republican Party heavily influenced by it.History is repeating itself

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/27/11413886-gop-infighting-gives-democrats-hope-of-picking-up-indiana-senate-seat?lite

 

 

 

 


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