Keith Ellison: “I don’t care what party you’re in. I’m in the Social Security party.”

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Progressives in Congress are declaring independence from Dem neoliberal leaders on Social Security benefit cuts,
Virtually Speaking

News of the week on Virtually Speaking Sundays: Gaius & Avedon Carol

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What happened this week? What have Obama, Israel, the NRA and Keystone Pipeline lovers done lately? Tune in.

Did Obama deliberately lie in 2008 about his Social Security plans?

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Barack Obama has talked frequently about Social Security. But did he fake his position during the 2008 campaign?

Programming note: Gaius on the Obama budget and other news of the week

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Discussing Obama cuts with Maya Rockeymoore. Discussing the week’s atrocities with Digby of Hullabaloo.

Chained CPI, a tale of the Rich and the Rest

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Only the wealthy want to cut Social Security with Chained CPI. The rest of us want benefits to expand.
Class war Kitty social security benefits medicare seniors

9 Chained CPI facts they don’t want you to know

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Chained CPI — not just a benefit cut to Social Security, but a tax hike too.

“If you’re afraid of Republicans gaining power, you have to stop Obama” & his benefit cuts

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It’s a horrible day when stopping Republicans means stopping Obama, but we didn’t cause this — he did.

2 million “no benefit cuts” signatures delivered to White House (video)

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Live coverage of two million “no benefit cuts” signatures being delivered to the White House at 1230pm ET.
Social Security

(Updated) House Dems who promise to vote No to benefit cuts like Chained CPI

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Chained CPI is a benefit cut and it’s very unpopular. These House Democrats promise to stop it.

How Obama’s budget threatens Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

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A look at the planned cuts to benefits, and a reminder of why each is a bad idea.

Obama’s benefit-cuts budget takes more from seniors than from wealthy

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The Rich vs the Rest, Obama edition. His benefit cuts hurt retirees 3x more than his tax hikes hurt the rich.

When do we start depleting the Social Security Trust Fund? Soon.

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A look at the numbers and dates behind Social Security Trust Fund projections.

Like Nixon to China, it takes a Democrat to put the first knife into Social Security

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It’s one thing to say you need revenue & then misallocate it. It’s another to start cutting the program itself.
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