Why did Third Way launch an attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren? According to one of the op-ed writers it was Warren’s support for a plan to expand Social Security that was the “final moment.” Clearly an unforgivable offense against the bondholders that Third Way represents who want general austerity and cuts to Social Security to [...]
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 6:59 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 11:58 am|
The ‘grand bargain’ appears dead for the time being and the Overton window shifts to the left. The idea of expanding Social Security benefits is not just being openly discussed but is now seen as a way for politicians to prove they are good Democrats.
|By: masaccio Sunday December 1, 2013 10:30 am|
Trickle-up economics teaches that helping the 99% eventually helps the Oligarchs. And if it doesn’t work, at least we helped the 99%.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 24, 2013 10:30 am|
It would be easy to finance a big increase in Social Security by applying FICA taxes to income over $750K for Human Persons, and $10 million for Corporate Persons, Endowments, Trusts and other forms of hiding wealth.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 19, 2013 9:52 am|
Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to cynical attempts by the 1% and their media institutions to pit the 99% against each other by taking to the Senate floor and calling for an expansion of Social Security. She denounced attempts by groups like Fix the Debt and their fellow travelers in The Washington Post Editorial Board to attack poor people in a time of economic stagnation and historic poverty.
|By: xanthe Sunday November 10, 2013 5:20 pm|
As a senior, I’d be untruthful if I didn’t admit all this buzz about seniors gaming the system – via SS and Medicare (or Medicaid) depresses me. The oft heard meme “They should have saved:” Well, I did save a bit but 2008 happened. Next, please…
|By: spocko Friday November 1, 2013 6:55 pm|
My friend Alex Lawson, of Social Security Works, dressed up as a corporate pirate and showed up at the public launch event for “The Can Kicks Back” a subgroup of the billionaire funded front group “Fix the Debt” movement.
What is great about this action is how Alex used the organizations’ own PR push and event to subvert their message.
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 7:35 am|
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking on Nevada Public Radio, let it be known that there is not going to be a “Grand Bargain”. While the Senate bill that ended the shutdown seemed to open the door for a deal that would cut Social Security and Medicare, Reid was adamant that was not going to be the case.
|By: fairleft Wednesday October 23, 2013 7:10 pm|
Are we willing to learn from the Bangladeshis? Our ‘middle-class’ American scene is crashing, but we don’t yet know how to protest .
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:30 am|
President Obama has always wanted a grand bargain to cut Social Security benefits. As long as he is in office it is a real concern, but every day it seems less and less likely Republicans would ever agree to work with him.