James Carville: Social Security 'is the act of a just and moral nation'
Jane C Timm
Social Security is a moral institution, Democratic strategist James Carville said.The program has brought the rate of poverty amongst the elderly down from 30% in 1965 to 9.5%, despite a recession. “That is the act of a just and moral nation,” Carville said on Tuesday.
Q&A: Stanford economist: Delaying retirement key to getting the most from Social Security benefits
Many of the economic crises plaguing governments around the world today can be traced to one thing, says Stanford economist John Shoven. We're living longer than ever.
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Will Social Security Be There for You?
You’ll probably get something, but perhaps less than current retirees enjoy.
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Retiring to a Different State? Better Think Twice
Soon-to-be retirees often look to spend their golden years in a sunny locale with lots of activities and a thriving senior population. But moving comes at a big cost.
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Rare Gene Mutation Is Found to Stave Off Alzheimer’s
The discovery of a rare protective genetic mutation provides strong evidence that the buildup of beta amyloid protein in the brain is a driving force in Alzheimer’s disease.
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Allen West blasts media reports: I didn’t equate social security to slavery
Florida Congressman Allen West is disputing claims that he equated social security to slavery during an appearance on Fox News Sunday.
Ahwatukee Foothills News (AZ)
AARP new online tools help weigh options to strengthen Social Security and Medicare
AARP has launched two new interactive online tools that allow users to make their own choices about how to address the long-term financial challenges facing Social Security and Medicare.
The Clinton Herald, (IA)
Council unites to save Social Security office
The Clinton City Council meeting on Tuesday began with a celebration and ended with a call to action.Mayor Mark Vulich began the meeting by presenti
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Retirement getting further away
The majority of the countries in the euro zone have their government retirement ages set at 65, with four other members and the United States setting higher ages for those retiring in the coming years.
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Democrats Will Have Upper Hand in Lame Duck Session of Congress
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, is cautiously optimistic that the expected lame duck session of Congress will produce the legislative action that seems impossible before the election. And he thinks that his side will have the upper hand in the lame duck as Republicans will be forced to reconcile their big deficit talk with their infatuation with bigger tax cuts.
The Hill (DC)
House votes 244-185 to repeal Obama healthcare reform law
The House voted Wednesday to repeal the 2010 healthcare law, giving Republicans some revenge against the late June Supreme Court ruling that found the law constitution — but only some, as the Senate will not take up the bill. Members approved the bill in a x-y, after five hours of debate that stretched over two days.
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Romney's NAACP Gamble Pays Off
Romney, often mocked for his robotic style and lack of nimbleness, stepped away from his script and succinctly explained his opposition to the Affordable Care Act: Business owners say it makes them less likely to hire new employees, he said. Romney then sought to reassure the skeptical crowd of his commitment to health care policies that protect society's most vulnerable and and provide effective care to those who need it
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Mitt Romney NAACP Speech: 'We Expected' Booing Over Obamacare Line
Mitt Romney said he "expected" a negative response at the NAACP convention to his plan to repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that he went off script to explain his position after the crowd booed him. "I think we expected that," he told Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto in an interview to be aired later Wednesday.
House votes to repeal 'Obamacare' – again
The House voted again to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law Wednesday, sending a symbolic but powerful GOP message to voters: The Supreme Court may have upheld it, but it’s still a bad law.
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Romney booed by NAACP as he jabs Obama, health care
Mitt Romney told the NAACP today that he has the "best interest" of all Americans at heart and outlined why he believes President Obama has failed blacks on issues such as the economy and education.
The Hill (DC)
Reid rejects GOP request to vote on Obama’s tax plan
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday rejected a Republican request to vote on President Obama’s income tax plan amid defections within his caucus on tax policy.