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1 year 4 months ago

Annual Trustees Report comes out today

All eyes in Washington will be on the annual Trustees Report on the status of Social Security and Medicare today. Trustees and members of President Obama's cabinet will speak to the press on what the reports hold. Last year's report brought future issues to light, most notably the need...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama: Debt ceiling fight threatens SS checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress' failure to raise the government's borrowing authority would delay payments of benefits to veterans and Social Security recipients. He again warned that he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, aiming to pin the burden of an unprecedented default on congressional...

3 years 1 week ago

Rivals ask: Is Perry weak on the right, or left?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Perry's Republican rivals are struggling to find a coherent, easy-to-grasp argument against the Texas governor and GOP front-runner. Republican voters who watched last week's presidential debate and its aftermath might wonder: Should I see Perry as too conservative or too moderate? Former Massachusetts Gov....

3 years 2 weeks ago

Rivals plan to press Perry on Social Security

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential hopefuls plan to use a televised debate tonight to press frontrunner Rick Perry to justify his criticism of Social Security, which has dominated the contest in recent days. Perry, the Texas governor, partly explained his remarks in an op-ed article in USA Today....

3 years 8 months ago

Social Security fund will be drained by 2037

WASHINGTON (AP) Social Security's finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement. New congressional projections show Social Security running deficits every year until its trust funds are eventually drained in about 2037. This year alone,...

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