Key Facts

Social Security Works for Grandchildren and Grandparents

In addition to protecting vulnerable Americans from economic insecurity during retirement, Social Security is also our nation’s largest children’s program.  As this fact sheet documents, Social Security is especially critical to children living with their grandparents. Social Security Works for … Continue reading

Key Facts About Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in America 2012

Our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Work for America series of 50 state reports includes much information that public officials, members of the press, and advocates will find useful. In addition to providing information about the program’s history, character and vitality, as … Continue reading

Social Security Benefits Should not be Cut

Social Security is the federal government’s most successful and most appreciated program. Yet, politicians and pundits claim that Social Security is in crisis, a major cause of the federal deficit and unsustainable as currently structured. They insist that Social Security has to be brought under control – mainly by cutting benefits – and unless that is done, it will go bankrupt or federal debt will continue to skyrocket.  This fact sheet dispels these myths, and explains why Social Security’s benefits must not be cut. Social Security Benefits Should not be Cut

Social Security is a Promise That Must not be Broken

Social Security is a promise to all Americans that has withstood the test of time and represents the best of American values – rewarding hard work, honoring our parents and caring for our neighbors. Its benefits should be increased, not cut. Social Security is a Promise That Must not be Broken