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Public Policy: Social Security
1/12/2018

Tax legislation approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (P.L. 115-97) will inevitably lead to the unraveling of working and middle-class programs to pay for massive tax cuts for the very wealthy and profitable corporations.  The following is a summary of how the new law will undermine the retirement and health security commitments made to generations of Americans.

1/9/2018

Tax legislation approved by the Congress and signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (P.L. 115-97) will leave Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security vulnerable to benefit cuts because of its dramatic $1.5 trillion increase in the public debt – an increase that will have to be offset in the future.  

1/9/2018

Americans contact the Social Security Administration at the most vulnerable points in their lives – upon the death of a loved one, upon retirement, or when facing a life-changing disability.   At those points, these individuals should receive compassionate, timely, and efficient service in response to their needs.

11/14/2017

The proposal in the House and Senate Republicans’ tax reform plan to move to a "chained" Consumer Price Index (CPI) to calculate increases in the tax code brackets and the standard deduction can only be seen as part of a broader plan to extend the use of this index when adjusting Social Security benefits for inflation.  It is the elephant’s nose under the tent.

11/6/2017

10/13/2017

Facts about the Social Security program including COLA, percentage of people paying into the system, and the percentage of workers covered.

10/2/2017

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