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Benefit freeze to leave millions on Social Security out in the cold

"We urge Congress to act quickly to mitigate the devastating Medicare hikes headed for millions of Americans who can't afford them." 


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


Bernie Sanders slams Republicans on Social Security

As the field of Republican presidential candidates grows, their calls for deep cuts to Social Security do, too.


What's behind Republican attacks on Social Security?

Eleven million people who receive Social Security disability benefits could see their benefits cut by 20 percent in 2016.


GOP Congress aims dagger at Social Security

On its first day of business here the GOP-run House launched what could end up as the most serious attack yet on Social Security.


Message to retirees: vote in self-defense

New Hampshire senior citizens, their families, and neighbors should do their homework and vote in self-defense on November 4.


As elections approach, unions rev up fight for Social Security

"The tea party Republicans divide the country: Scaring people is not standing up for people."


AFGE hits plans to force "Internet only" on Social Security recipients

Despite huge past problems with electronic verification , the Social Security Administrationis charging ahead with a plan to force almost all recipients into Internet-only communication.


Retirees gather, organize for social justice

Themed "Building Retiree Power," the ARA convention focused on income inequality and preserving Americans' right to a secure retirement.


Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.

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