News and Updates

Now is the Time to Strengthen Social Security — Not Tamper with Funding

Last week’s Social Security Trustees report tells us two fundamental things: that the program needs to be expanded and strengthened — and that our leaders should resist the temptation to tamper with Social Security’s finances to address the COVID pandemic.

Trump Again Demands an Absurd and Harmful Payroll Tax Cut

Despite clear evidence that the idea makes no sense whatsoever in the context of the current economic crisis — and would be dead on arrival in the Democratic congressional caucus anyway — Trump keeps returning to it.

Sorry, Reuters: Payroll Tax Cut Would Not Benefit Lower Income Workers the Most

It’s crucial that the news media put President Trump’s harmful proposals for payroll tax cuts in perspective.

Don’t Shortchange Social Security for Short-term Economic Stimulus

President Trump’s proposal to reduce Social Security payroll taxes to stimulate the economy in an election year is a colossally bad idea.