Tag Archives: social security

Social Security Runs Out! (In 2034)

Last Thursday the board of trustees overseeing Social Security released its 2018 projection. 61 million beneficiaries — retirees, disabled workers, spouses and surviving children — will get an increase in monthly benefits. The forecast increase is 2.2 percent or about … Continue reading

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Schedule Of Joni Ernst Travelling Office Hours

“I’m Joni Ernst and I approve this message.”   ernst.senate.gov/ Regional directors from Senator Joni Ernst’s office will hold traveling office hours throughout the month of July in all 99 counties in Iowa. Representatives will be available in counties throughout … Continue reading

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Will Republicans Succeed In Dismantling Social Security?

socialsecurityworks.org/new-republican-attack-social-security-starts-now/ (Washington, DC) Republican opponents of Social Security have not wasted even a single day in their plan to dismantle Social Security brick by brick. What should be a dry, mundane exercise — the adoption of new rules by the … Continue reading

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Democrats: Don’t Play Not To Lose!

OK all you amateur athletes, weekend warriors and those who participate with the remote and a comfy chair. You may be familiar with what I describe here. Have you ever been in a game or seen a game where one … Continue reading

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Harkin Presser on Expansion of Social Security

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will hold a joint press conference with Demcracy for America and other friendly progressives to discuss why Social Security is a fiscally sustainable program that is essential for the health of the middle class. Event details: … Continue reading

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Alex Lawson of Social Security Works to Speak at PACG

DAVENPORT— Progressive Action for the Common Good will host Social Security Works executive director Alex Lawson at their next Community Networking Night on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Lawson will give an hour long presentation titled, “Taking Back the … Continue reading

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Good Bye Bachmann

The way she lies, is someone doing a fact check on this one? Based on her history, it has about a 10% chance of being true that she is really quitting. Sadly the circumstances that produce a Bachmann have been made … Continue reading

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Alliance Tele-Town Hall with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

As you may have heard, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced the Strengthen Social Security Act, S.567. Instead of a cold, calculated benefit cut like the chained CPI, this bill would actually increase Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments(COLA) by an … Continue reading

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Assessing Our Heterosexual Marriage

It is time for our annual assessment of our heterosexual marriage. We have been doing so for the past four years, looking for the signs that legalized gay marriage in Iowa is causing our marriage to crumble. We have survived 2 … Continue reading

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The Real Entitlement

Every time I hear the word “entitlement” in connection with Social Security or Medicare I want to grab the fool who is using Frank Luntz’s word by the collar and ask him (or her) just how stupid they are. Do they … Continue reading

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