Good: No mention of Social Security cuts in SOTU. Better: Let’s improve benefits for all.

Yesterday, the Huffington Post, Washington Post and others reported a bit of good news that was confirmed by Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to members of Social Security Works - Washington: President Obama will not endorse raising the retirement age or cutting Social Security benefits in his State of the Union Address. Your calls, …

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Why raising the Social Security retirement age means millions of Americans will never see a check

Few Americans pay into Social Security thinking they won't live to see some benefit from it when they retire - but if Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has his way, that would actually be the case for millions of people. American workers pay 6.2% of their paycheck into Social Security (well, 4.2% until the recent payroll …

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Wonder why deficit hawks in DC are trying to cut Social Security? So do we.

Lately there's been a lot of talk about 'austerity measures' to manage the deficit in Washington D.C., but not much in the way of specifics. Perhaps attracting the most attention was President Obama's Fiscal Commission, which proposed benefit cuts and increases in the retirement age. Many elected officials have been reluctant to comment on these plans -- …

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