Category Archives: Social Security

We Are Being Bamboozled About Biden and Social Security

Similar to actual shooting wars, one casualty of political campaigns is nuance–things end up being portrayed as black and white. Are you good or bad? When it comes to the attempts to defend Biden’s record on Social Security–and it is … Continue reading

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Biden’s Problem with Social Security

I’ve made no secret that I’m in the anyone but Biden camp in the primary (well, Buttigieg isn’t good either), in no small part because of his history of wanting to cut the safety net, including Social Security. That’s bad … Continue reading

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Caregiving and Income

As you get older, you inevitably end up having to take care of elderly relatives. Sometimes, the conditions are so severe, people have to drop out of the workforce or take tremendous salary cuts–and “people” are disproportionately women. You probably … Continue reading

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Contrasting Biden with Trump

It goes without saying that if the choice is between Biden and Il Trumpe, it’s a no-brainer: vote Biden. But, despite claims of Biden’s electability, a Biden nomination would make it harder to draw distinctions with Trump. For example, Biden … Continue reading

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Why A Howard Schultz Candidacy Would Be Awful: It’s The Press Corps, Stupid

Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that he’s thinking of running for president as an independent. Naturally, there was considerable concern that Schultz might pull votes from the eventual* Democratic nominee. While that might be a problem, there’s an … Continue reading

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I’m In The ‘Anyone But Biden’ Camp

I’ve been trying to keep an open mind about the 2020 primaries, even though I’m leaning towards Warren because of her housing policy, which is much better than anyone else’s (haven’t gotten around to writing that post yet). But Joe … Continue reading

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Democrats As The Mistress For Mean Old Republicans

Recently, Colin McAuliffe and Sean McElwee discussed whether areas that vote Republican receive more government assistance and concluded: There is no doubt that there is a sizeable number of people who rely on government transfers but vote for Republicans. The … Continue reading

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Trickle-Down Tax Policies

Well, the Dirty Fucking Hippies knew that the Republican tax cuts weren’t going to wind up in workers’ pockets. So far, early signs favor the Hippies (boldface mine): The HR consulting firm asked 333 employers with at least 1,000 employees … Continue reading

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Republicans Believe Social Security Is Welfare

I suppose you could argue it is welfare. Of course, welfare in the U.S. context has a pejorative connotation, and is only provided to those people. But this is standard Republican policy (boldface mine): Harwood: Are you thinking that you’ll … Continue reading

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Hit Donald Trump On Social Security

A while back, Il Trumpe suggested that he would force U.S. debtholders to take a haircut on their debt–that is, the value of the debt–U.S. Treasury bonds–would be lowered by fiat. Has anyone bothered to point out that the Social … Continue reading

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