Will Donald Trump Cave on Social Security?

Donald Trump campaigned on a promise not to cut Social Security, which puts him at odds with the Republican Party’s historical antipathy to the program and the aims of today’s Republican leadership. So it should come as no surprise that congressional Republicans are already testing Mr. Trump’s hands-off pledge. As Congress drew to a close […]

Aging Baby Boomers Face a Serious Housing Problem

The current supply of homes is completely inadequate to address the needs of an aging population that will grow significantly over the next two decades, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. In the next 20 years, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65, and […]

GOP Plans to Gut Social Security

The  Republicans have opened a new assault on Social Security.  At present all I know about it is what I read  in a Talking Points Memo by Tierney Sneed   Key House GOPer Introduces Bill With Major Cuts To Social Security . The trouble with Sneed’s article is that she does not appear to know what […]

Social Security service declines as waits at offices grow

Unlike his fellow Republicans, President-elect Donald Trump has pledged not to reduce Social Security benefits. From his vantage point in Trump Tower, however, he might not realize that Social Security service has already been cut, significantly. A new report from the Social Security Administration’s inspector general (IG) confirms what beneficiaries already know – service isn’t […]