Topic: National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare
President Obama's opening offer in 'fiscal cliff' talks includes $255 billion in stimulus spending – tax cuts, incentives, and more. It could be a bargaining ploy or a bid to offset rising taxes on the rich.
A new poll signals a narrow margin for maneuver for a grand bargain on entitlements: Republicans want reforms that cut deficits, but Democrats are wary of any changes not mainly targeted to sustain Medicare and Social Security.
Following a GOP proposal on the deficit-cutting 'super committee' to raise tax revenues, Republicans say it's the Democrats' turn to show they're serious by making cuts in entitlement spending.
11/17/2011 05:19 pm
Medicare premiums are slated to rise – by about $10 a month – for most recipients in 2012. These higher Medicare premiums will eat into the extra $39 a month that the average Social Security recipient is expected to get from next year's cost-of-living adjustment.
10/20/2011 12:46 am
Social Security increase less than previously thought after Medicare premiums: The anticipated 3.6 percent increase in Social Security payout next year will only amount to $29 extra per month on average after an increase of Medicare premiums.
10/19/2011 11:39 pm
Social Security recipients have not received a raise since 2009. That is set to change in 2012, when Social Security checks will be about 3.5 percent more than the last two years.
10/19/2011 12:57 am
Medicare and Social Security advocates worry that entitlements face restructuring under the new deal brokered between President Obama and the GOP.
12/13/2010 08:47 am
Social Security freeze means recipients won't get a cost-of-living adjustment for the second year in a row. But House Speaker Pelosi is pushing for a $250 payment.
10/15/2010 01:58 pm
Social Security turned 75 on Saturday. But with fiscal problems looming, are its future birthdays numbered?
08/14/2010 10:51 pm
The payments would be similar to the checks that Social Security retirees and others received in May as part of the economic stimulus legislation.
10/14/2009 01:00 am