Why the GOP Wants to Gut Social Security

A group of Republican lawmakers has a proposal that would slash Social Security benefits for virtually everyone. The plan, headed by House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson and introduced on December 8, would destroy the basic structure of Social Security.  Social Security, a federal insurance system that offers financial assistance to people who […]

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 […]

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 […]