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Today, February 10, marks the day when the top one percent of wage earners in America stop paying into Social Security. This is because, right now, only the first $118,500 of a wage earner’s ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 126 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 03:33 PM PST with 81 Recommends
God save Social Security from its friends. Because they don't understand the harm that they are proposing in putting forth 'progressive' 'fixes' to Social Security 'crisis'. In 1999 a couple of ...
by Bruce Webb
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 10:42 PM PST with 21 Recommends
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax: Otherwise known as the FICA Tax (or more colloquially as the Payroll Tax ). If you "earn income" through means other than a weekly paycheck for ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 04:33 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
(Click image to visit interactive budget tool.) The United States may have serious longer-term fiscal problems , ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 164 comments on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 01:08 PM PDT with 140 Recommends
Chained CPI will hurt Seniors, Vets, retired women, and working class families will see an income tax increase. Yup, Chained CPI used to adjust income tax brackets will slow that adjustment to less ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:50 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Of the 76 million births in the US between 1946 and 1964, by the end of 1955, half, 38 million Boomers had been born. The Economic Opportunity Institute citing data from 2006 tells us that at age ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 03:29 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
The top corporate executives (who for the purposes of taxes, are also considered to be "employees") usually earn far less as a percentage of their compensation as regular wages (with higher tax rates)
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:27 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Tell the GOP and the Nation, No cuts to Social Security benefits, No Chained CPI, no Superlative CPI will be tolerated. Cutting Social Security benefits via Chained CPI or Superlative CPI is ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Each year the Social Security Trustees issue a report that contains 4 scenarios, Intermediate Cost, High Cost, Low Cost, and a Stochastic Model. In 1998 Economist Dean Baker wrote an article ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Primary-ing a Democrat is definitely something we shouldn't consider without ample justification. It's full of risk, since incumbents have a tremendous advantage in name recognition, fund raising ...
by Seitanist
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:49 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Friday a majority of the Senate voted for no Social Security cuts. But we need a louder voice. Tell the GOP and the Nation, No cuts to Social Security benefits, No Chained CPI, no Superlative CPI ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
I've been preparing for nearly a month, right after the Climate Change SOS blogathon I started organizing the DK SSD blogathon. And well its not been going together like clockwork, it is coming ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 07:08 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
I'm going to use the results of this poll in a diary during the Social Security Defenders blogathon March 25th thru the 29th. There are 4 major components that hinder or propel GDP growth, Resources,
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:15 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
If you haven't heard the Social Security Defenders (SSD) group at DK is hosting a blogathon March 25-29. In an ideal world every Kossak would help me out promoting the blogathon, even Kos. Heres ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 04:57 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
If you haven't hear us folks at the Social Security Defenders group are organizing a tiny little #HandsOffSocialSecurity blogathon, March 25th thru the 29th. IF you like doing the Twitter and ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:28 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
I'm going to use the results of this poll in a diary during the Social Security Defenders blogathon March 25th thru the 29th. There are 4 major components that hinder or propel GDP growth, Resources,
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:26 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
If I recall correctly in 2011 the CBO scored the Social Security shortfall over 75 years as .6% of GDP. To illustrate this point, I'm going to do a little math on my droid calculator. In a 15 ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:08 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I'm going to use the results of this poll in a diary during the Social Security Defenders blogathon March 25th thru the 29th. There are 4 major components that hinder or propel GDP growth, Resources,
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:56 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Yesterday, TomP did an excellent diary titled [Entitlement Reforms that Progressives Can Support. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/07/1192320/--Entitlement-Reforms-That-Progressives-Can-Support]
by Upper West
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:19 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Tom Edsall, a professor of journalism at Columbia University had a column in the New York Times earlier this week where he discussed as he titled it; The War On Entitlements . In this piece ...
by TexDem
Comment Count 802 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST with 75 Recommends