Social Security’s role in helping children has been grossly underestimated. It supports 6.4 million children, which is twice as many as previously known. The 3.2 million additional children it helps live in extended families where someone receives benefits. The program made up 40 percent or more of these families’ income. We discussed this and other findings of “Overlooked […]
Category: Social Insurance
American society is better off with less poverty and less of the many social problems associated with poverty. Social Security is our strongest poverty-fighting program; therefore our leaders should act to keep the program strong. Of the programs existing today, none compare to Social Security in its ability to reduce the national poverty rate. The […]
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living “on a lonely island of poverty” is unjust in a nation blessed with a “vast ocean of material prosperity.” Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only […]
4/28 – What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US Featuring: George Zornick, The Nation Phyllis Zolotorow, Activist & Social Security Recipient Eva Dominguez, Executive Director at Latinos For A Secure Retirement Tim Carpenter, National Director at Progressive Democrats of America
During the last election cycle Al Sharpton famously said, “It’s not about Obama, it’s about your momma.” He was making a compelling argument that the public needed to be concerned about Mitt Romney’s draconian Social Security and Medicare proposals. Now that the Obama Administration has released its 2014 budget that includes cuts to both Social […]
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) pledges to vote against any earned benefit cuts at a rally in front of the White House on April 9, 2013.
Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition: Featuring U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, AFL-CIO’s Damon Silvers & More!
April 7, 2013 – Special 2014 President’s Budget Edition Featuring: Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL); Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works; Damon Silvers, director of policy at the AFL-CIO; Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; and Ernie Powell, national grassroots director, National Committee to Preserve Social […]
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore Segment from March 24, 2013 – “The Progressive Caucus, Marriage Equality & Social Security, WaPo Goes Wall St, and The One & Only RJ Eskow” Featuring: Zachary Pleat, Senior Researcher at Media Matters For America
On April 23, 2012, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its 2012 annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds (formally the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and the Disability Insurance Trust Funds). Like previous annual reports, this one contains estimates of revenues and expenditures of the Trust Funds for the […]