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 […]

Here’s a First Draft of the GOP’s Plan to Overhaul Social Security

A senior Republican House chairman has begun circulating a proposal that would make major cuts and changes to the Social Security system in the coming decades, a move to contravene in President-elect Donald Trump’s repeated vow to leave the retirement program for 61 million retirees and their families unscathed. The comprehensive proposal — already generating […]

Bloomberg Does the Halloween Special Social Security Scare Story

The Social Security scare story is a long established Washington ritual. Bloomberg news decided to bring it out again in time for Halloween. The basic story is that the Social Security trust fund is projected to face a shortfall in less than two decades. This means that unless Congress appropriates additional revenue, the program is […]