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What if you got less Social Security if you didn't need it as much?

Apr 11, 2013
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Apr 9, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

Apr 5, 2013
President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

The rich get all the perks, including old age

Mar 11, 2013
As the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer.
Posted In: Social Security

Walmart discovers the payroll tax may bite

Feb 20, 2013
The nation's largest retailer may see slump in February sales figures.
Posted In: Walmart, Social Security, payroll tax

'Cliff' deal ends payroll tax cut

Jan 2, 2013
The short-term stimulus plan had pumped billions into the economy.
Posted In: payroll tax, fiscal cliff, Social Security

Social Security: It's too complicated

Nov 2, 2012
More than 20 percent of the U.S. national budget is spent on Social Security, so of course politicians like to promise to reform it. Commentator Chris Farrell says unfortunately both candidates' plans are way too complicated.
Posted In: Social Security, Election 2012

Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

One proposal to fix Medicare, tax code

Sep 10, 2012
Fortune Magazine’s Allan Sloan discusses his solutions to fixing Social Security, Medicare, and the tax code – without the help of politicians.
Posted In: Medicare, Social Security

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