social security

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

WATCH: Blackburn Says GOP Will Only Take Social Security Away From Those Who Don’t ‘Deserve’ It

If perhaps you were worried that Republicans, having blown a $1.5 trillion hole in the national debt, would now be looking to cut social safety net programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps — GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) has some good news for you worry warts: She and her colleagues only plan to cut […]

Analyst: GOP Plans To Gut Medicare, Social Security Under The Guise Of ‘Welfare Reform’

Analyst: GOP Plans To Gut Medicare, Social Security Under The Guise Of ‘Welfare Reform’

Now that House Speaker Paul Ryan and his GOP minions have managed to pass a giant tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, they’re halfway to realizing Ryan’s Ayn Randian dream of eliminating the social safety net that includes Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. On CNN Tuesday morning, two political analysts — David Drucker and A.B. […]

Hold It: Maybe Trump WILL Cut Medicare and Social Security After All (VIDEO)

Hold It: Maybe Trump WILL Cut Medicare and Social Security After All (VIDEO)

Talk about splitting hairs. The White House has just released (hours after it was already leaked) its proposed budget for the next fiscal year. We know that it promised huge increases in defense spending, with matching huge cuts in domestic spending. As in, $54 billion dollars worth of money going from domestic to military spending. […]

Paul Ryan Wants To Privatize Medicare And It WILL Be Disastrous (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan Wants To Privatize Medicare And It WILL Be Disastrous (VIDEO)

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in a recent interview that he’s not ruling out Medicare privatization. A frequent opponent of The Affordable Care Act and Obama’s Patient Protection, he said that he’s not ruling out an overhaul of the current Medicare system. In order to appease those who thought that meant full privatization, Ryan […]

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

President Obama was a great president for the poor. As The Atlantic notes, there were three main moves he made to reduce income inequality: The Affordable Care Act reduced the rate of uninsured Americans from 16 percent to nine percent The 2009 stimulus bill included a lot of tax benefits for poor Americans, raising their […]

Trump Says He Supports Slashing Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint’

Trump Says He Supports Slashing Social Security From A ‘Moral Standpoint’

Social Security has been called the third rail of American politics: Touch it and you die. And if that is indeed the case, then Donald Trump might want to start picking out a nice casket. Bloomberg is reporting that when the GOP nominee met with Paul Ryan on May 12, he told the House Speaker […]

Obama Forgives Student Loans For People That Are Permanently Disabled

Obama Forgives Student Loans For People That Are Permanently Disabled

It’s a big day today! Obama plans to forgive $7.7 billion worth of student loans from people with severe disabilities. People with disabilities are already eligible for forgiveness, but the Obama administration and the Department of Education are trying to identify everyone that is eligible. They will be notifying candidates that may not even know that […]

Millennials Have Spoken: Democratic Socialism Is Coming

Millennials Have Spoken: Democratic Socialism Is Coming

For many older Americans, the term “socialist,” conjures images of Soviet Russia. They think of a Marxist state, civil wars, Soviet wars, and Stalin. This emotional response entirely overlooks the merits of Democratic socialism, which is a different political identity from communism and even socialism. Socialism gives governing powers over production to a select few. The […]

Here Are The 11 GOP Senators Who Support Benefits To LGBT Community

Here Are The 11 GOP Senators Who Support Benefits To LGBT Community

The politicians who populate Congress are known, more often than not, as stale squabblers holding stalemates above any real attempt at legislative progress. That said, incremental progress was made in the plight of the less than equals. 11 Republican and 46 Democrat Senators built a well balanced budget plan and force-fed it through the U.S. […]

The Result Of Homeschooling And Home-Birth: This Girl Does NOT Exist

The Result Of Homeschooling And Home-Birth: This Girl Does NOT Exist

Alecia Faith Pennington seems to be the victim of a crime most of us probably didn’t know was a crime: her identity is being held hostage. No, her identity wasn’t stolen. According to Alecia, it never existed in the first place. Born to Christian fundamentalist parents through home-birthing procedures, Alecia claims that in an attempt […]

Was Bush Really To Blame For The Economy? (VIDEO)

Was Bush Really To Blame For The Economy? (VIDEO)

Luke 3:17?He will separate chaff from grain, and burn up the chaff with eternal fire and store away the grain. Bill and Hillary Clinton declared their net worth to be a little south of one million dollars (697k) when Bill was sworn in as President. This, even with Hillary’s remarkable eye for investing in the […]

The Definitive Guide: A Breakdown Of Republican Crazy And The Whys

The Definitive Guide: A Breakdown Of Republican Crazy And The Whys

All Republicans are alike. But each Republican is crazy in their own way. Democrats protect the poor and the environment. They believe humans are heating the earth and that it will increase the number and severity of the hurricanes we will eventually get. These same Democrats don’t enjoy spending money on the military and they […]

Seniors, Disabled Veterans, Federal Retirees? Live With Less!

Seniors, Disabled Veterans, Federal Retirees? Live With Less!

Annual Social Security COLA will be on If and When Basis Some 62 million people, including seniors, disabled veterans, and retired federal workers will have to wait a little longer to learn what their annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) will be. When they do, they will likely be disappointed. Preliminary figures indicate the COLA […]