Topic: Social Security
Social Security benefits won't include a cost-of-living increase for the second year in a row.
09/20/2010 08:45 am
Tax cuts: The GOP's McConnell wants to extend the Bush-era tax cuts, but he might have to shut down half the federal government to pay for them.
09/18/2010 02:18 pm
Participation in the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) keeps increasing, especially among people under 65.
09/17/2010 01:05 pm
Poverty rate: The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year.
09/16/2010 06:11 pm
Disagreements over the deficit go deeper than rhetoric, let alone angry slogans. Important points have been made on both sides - and you deserve to hear them.
09/16/2010 03:40 pm
Tea party candidates claim to want small government, but what they mean is small taxes and big benefits. That's a recipe for exploding deficits, not good government.
09/16/2010 02:34 pm
Case-by-case 'pragmatic' problem solving has created the present recession. How did we get here, and where are we going next?
09/16/2010 01:00 pm
Editorial Board Blog Monitor breakfast: Tea Party activists Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe talk next steps
After the campaigning, the governing. But will legislating split apart the Tea Party? Followers disagree on social issues such as abortion, admit Armey and Kibbe. But Tea Party enthusiasts unite on this: The government spends way too much.
09/13/2010 04:14 pm
Reagan actually raised taxes — but he called them 'revenue gains,' and he did it by closing loopholes and broadening the tax base.
09/13/2010 12:35 pm
The tea party movement is clearly having major impact on the midterm elections – putting a significant number of more conventional Republicans as well as Democrats into a cold sweat as they look over their shoulders at tea party-backed candidates with a real possibility of winning.
09/12/2010 04:18 pm