Topic: Social Security
Anti-immigrant rhetoric talks about the costs of legal and illegal immigrants, but what does that really add up to?
01/04/2011 02:05 pm
Congressional Republicans say they won't raise the debt ceiling until spending is changed. That's not a principled stand, it's a threat against America honoring its word.
01/04/2011 08:16 am
Baby boomers – those born 1946-1964 – represent the largest population growth in US history. What will they do in retirement, and what impact will that have on society and the economy?
01/02/2011 09:24 am
Even with the deep partisan divide, Obama and Congress worked together in the lame-duck session. But pressure on the president from the left and right will grow in the new year.
12/31/2010 12:10 pm
For students in need of financial aid, the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online Saturday.
12/30/2010 04:34 pm
When the Tea Party conservatives start in Congress, prepare for a big fight over health care mandates.
12/30/2010 10:01 am
Medicare won't be around for their entire retirement, 2 of 3 baby boomers tell AP poll.
12/29/2010 10:04 pm
Congress can cut the budget without hurting Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.
12/28/2010 02:20 pm
After President Obama's debt commission, Social Security is becoming a popular target for fiscal hawks. But Social Security will never add a dime to the debt, and Washington ought to be paying more attention to an actual crisis: the retirement income deficit.
12/28/2010 09:35 am
The outgoing 111th Congress is among the most productive in history, in spite of its reputation for gridlock and 13 percent approval rating. Democrats controlled the House and the Senate, and used their large majorities to push through landmark legislation with barely any GOP support. The post-election lame-duck session – typically a mopping-up operation to get out of town – also made history, passing key pieces of legislation, often with greater input from Republicans than had earlier been the case. People can argue the merits of what Congress did, but it’s hard to quibble with the scope of the undertaking. Here are six of this Congress’s major accomplishments, in the order in which they were approved.
12/23/2010 08:57 am