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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) walks towards the Senate chamber at the Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen. McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that they have reach agreement on a two-year budget deal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Does Social Security Really Contribute To Deficit?

For decades, some of our most prominent U.S. politicians have been sounding the alarm that Social Security is an important driver of the federal budget deficit.

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Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections

Do older voters realize that the “debt” McConnell is talking about has been caused by massive tax cuts that the White House proposed, and Congress passed?

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Critical Positions Vacant For Social Security and Medicare

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant  in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency.

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Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue?

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds urge Congress to take action on the gaps developing in the beloved program’s finances.

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Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters

Every year the people who depend upon Social Security can count on two things: the program’s trustees will release a report showing a continued deterioration in its finances, and the pundits will castigate politicians for not doing anything about it.

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