Rep. Schakowsky: Keep Social Security Out of Deficit Discussion

Via Social Security Media Watch Project: By Caroline Dobuzinskis Illinois House Representative and member of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Commission Jan Schakowsky has long been an advocate of Social Security and its importance to Americans. On a press call on Monday hosted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), she emphasized the increasing …

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Social Security is not responsible for federal deficits

From Ten Reasons Not to Cut Social Security Benefits: Federal budget deficits currently are unusually high, but Social Security bears no responsibility for today’s shortfalls. Keep in mind that the federal government was experiencing budget surpluses at the end of the 1990s, but those quickly were transformed into deficits early in the 2000s because of …

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Watch: Protect and Defend Social Security NOW!

On March 2nd, Seattle activists joined the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) in an informational picket to educate the public on the dire consequences of proposed Republican budget cuts to the Social Security Administration. We must stop these cuts to protect millions of old, young and disabled citizens who earned these benefits. Call Congress …

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