Contest Backfires on Social Security Privatizer

Sometimes the best-laid plans for a propaganda campaign can go awry. Case in point: Pete Peterson's latest video contest.

‘Scrap the cap’ to keep Social Security fair

From the Everett Herald: The kids are all right. And so are their grandparents. Why? Because Social Security is there -- for all of us. And we can make that promise even better by making sure we all pay the same tax rate for the same guarantee. The Social Security Trustees report shows solid funding …

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Selling Social Security to young people: Today vs. the 1960s

From Washington Policy Watch: Online news magazine Slate recently posted scans of comic books published by the Social Security Administration in the 1950s and 1960s designed to inform young people about the importance of Social Security – a common strategy to reach youth at that time. Slate writes: Why should young people care about Social Security? Some …

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