Making Sense Social Security

Editor’s Note: We’re publishing a series of “Making Sense” fact sheets on key economic issues to help you win the debate on the core issues facing middle-class families. Each fact […]
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Livestreaming the closed door debt commission pt. 2

Last week I livestreamed the first closed door meeting of the president’s fiscal commission. I did this out of frustration that we received no response to a letter that we […]
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Social Security Works for Children

Although best known as a retirement program, Social Security can provide substantial income to children and their families. Children receive Social Security benefits either directly or indirectly when a working […]
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The Other 98% Takes Wall Street

I am a founding member of The Other 98% and I am really proud of this growing organization. We are speedily closing in on 30,000 facebook fans since the beginning […]
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Social Security Works for Veterans

- Veterans and their families make up almost 40 percent of the adult Social Security beneficiary population, which means two out of every five either are veterans or reside with […]
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Social Security Works for People With Disabilities

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/STATS/OASDIbenies.html In December 2008, over 9.3 million people received Social Security disability benefits 9.3 million people with disabilities, their spouses and children 7.4 million disabled workers under the full retirement […]
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Social Security Works for People of Color

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=885 * The Social Security program itself is race blind; the benefits it pays are a function of a worker’s earnings history and family situation. * Studies show African Americans […]
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Social Security Works for Women

# With longer life expectancies than men, elderly women tend to live more years in retirement and have a greater chance of exhausting other sources of income. They benefit from […]
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Social Security Works For America

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Social Security we are kicking off a blog series called “Social Security Works…” every post will examine an aspect or group of people […]
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Taking the Fight to Them

With only eight months in office, Rep. Alan Grayson is showing Democrats how to respond to the manufactured outrage from the right-wing. Rep. Grayson took to the floor of the […]
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The Only Alternative is the Status Quo

Senator Rockefeller summed up the state of health reform when he said, “There is no alternative to the public health insurance option, the only alternative is the status quo.” But, […]
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Protect Insurance Companies PSA

Finally, we see some of Hollywood’s A-list actors get on board this incredibly important issue. It is time we stand up and defend insurance company profits! Protect Insurance Companies PSA […]
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Who Are They Listening To?

Last week the New England Journal of Medicine published a poll that showed 63 percent of doctors support giving people the choice of a public health insurance option. This morning, […]
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[HCIP] Let’s Pass Ted Kennedy’s Health Plan

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