Category Archives: Social Security

Clinton Needs To Be Questioned Very Hard on Social Security

I think Lambert Strether is absolutely right–we need to follow the money. Because Hillary Clinton’s call for GRAs (guaranteed retirement accounts) is very troubling–though not for her bundlers and heavy hitter donors (boldface mine): Check out this beat sweetener for … Continue reading

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Going Farther Than Atrios on Social Security

Atrios (aka ‘Duncan Black’) takes a well-earned victory lap in getting the idea of expanding Social Security payments in the mainstream political discussion–recently, all but two Senate Democrats voted to expand Social Security benefits. But what burns me up is … Continue reading

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But, By All Means, Let’s Turn Everyone’s Retirement Money Over to Wall Street

Cuz grifters gotta grift (boldface mine): The Lenape tribe got a better deal on the sale of Manhattan island than New York City’s pension funds have been getting from Wall Street, according to a new analysis by the city comptroller’s … Continue reading

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Using Anti-Postal Service Tactics Against Social Security

One of the tricks conservatives and their Democratic enablers have used in their attempt to privatize (further) the U.S. Postal Service is to require USPS to provide for 75 years of benefits over ten years. The inability of USPS to … Continue reading

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People Have to Like This Crap: The Senior Edition

While Democrats gnash their teeth (not very good for the teeth!) and wail about how seniors–well, white ones anyway–are a staunchly Republican cohort, it appears some of them might not just be old, mean, and crotchety (or bigoted), though surely … Continue reading

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(Some) Democrats Are Also the Reason Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Commandante Atrios comments on another failed attempt by the Obama administration to cut Social Security benefits (the chained CPI–indexing; boldface mine): I’m not totally unfamiliar with various people in the White House. As Brian Beutler writes One of the White … Continue reading

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Sen. Warren Is Doing a Good Job But…

…regarding Social Security, I think she needs to change her tune a little. Sen. Warren (boldface mine): Last week, the president and vice-president of the centrist think-tank Third Way accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of ignoring what they call Social … Continue reading

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