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By Sierra Jones On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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Bernie Sanders attacks Mike Mulvaney over defunding Planned Parenthood

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders grilled Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), the White House budget chief nominee, on Tuesday over his 2015 crusade to defund Planned Parenthood and his stance that Social Security is More...

By Guest Author On Friday, November 18th, 2016
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Social Security Set to Rise Slightly for 2017

More than 60 million Americans will see their Social Security benefits increase in the year 2017. Unfortunately, benefits will not increase by very much. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced More...

By Guest Author On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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Recent GAO Report Highlights Mistakes Americans Make with Social Security

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report entitled “Social Security: Improvements to Claims Processes Could Help People Make Better Informed Decisions About Retirement Benefits.” The More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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SSA Advice: Preparing Yourself for the Disability Interview

About nine million disabled Americans and their dependents receive a monthly Social Security disability check or direct bank deposit that helps them pay for housing, food, transportation, medicine, therapy, and More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton attacks GOP, Donald Trump on social security

On the 81st anniversary of the Social Security Act, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “For eighty-one years, Social Security has been America at its best. It reflects our shared belief that every More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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A Right to a Better Life: Getting the Help You Deserve With Your Disability

Coping with a disability and trying lead as normal a life as possible, often depends on a number of significant factors, such as ensuring that you get all of the help you are entitled to. Sometimes, it takes the More...

By Zach Jones On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
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Florida Senate race: Alan Grayson in essential tie with Patrick Murphy

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy For America (DFA) are releasing the results of a recently commissioned poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP) that shows Rep. Alan Grayson leading Rep. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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CNN report finds Bernie Sanders’ fans can’t define socialism as it spreads across America

At a recent Bernie Sanders rally, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin asked some of his supporters about his appeal, asking them to define the word socialism, but, some of them didn’t exactly know… Baldwin showed her More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Denied: Cutting the Red Tape of the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, but you’ve been denied, you might think that your options are limited. But, really, you’ve got a lot of ways to turn your situation around. Here are More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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Social Security Disability Insurance: Top Mistakes to Avoid When You Apply

If you find yourself in circumstances where you need to apply for social disability insurance, the last thing you will probably want is to experience frustration and confusion with delays to the process because More...

By Guest Author On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Help in Hand: You Could Be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits

Many people don’t apply for Social Security Disability, yet they qualify for it. So here is some information to help you understand whether you’re eligible and some basic steps to get the ball rolling. The Basic More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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What Will the Cuts in Disability Benefits Mean?

The future of Social Security and Medicare does not look very positive at the moment, and the Social Security disability insurance program is looking particularly gloomy when it comes to the future. According to More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Closing In On Retirement Age? Follow These Tips for More Efficient Social Security Disability Processing

With the state of today’s economy, it can difficult to determine a sound plan when it comes to applying for social security. In addition to that, even if you do have your path mapped out, your application can More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren use social media to target GOP over disability, social security

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking the battle to the GOP, blasting House Republicans for making a “ridiculous” move that “threatens” Social Security just hours after she started More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Elizabeth Warren offers 11 tenets of progressivism, ‘We Will Fight’

photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) faced an enthusiastic crowd of supporters when she took the stage at Netroots Nation, with fans toting “Elizabeth Warren for President” More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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CBO: Obamacare enrollment down, jobs being lost, deficit down but will skyrocket

The federal budget deficit will fall sharply through 2015 before surging again in the decade to come. Obamacare enrollment is well below expections and Americans will see even fewer jobs. photo: photologue_np via More...

By Judy Aron On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Obama Supporters Realize They Have Been Betrayed

Interesting article from the Washington Times which seems to indicate, via comments on social media, that the folks that elected Obama are pretty annoyed at the reality of Obama’s legislation… simply More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Biden appears to have exaggerated his role in the 1983 Social Security reform

During the vice presidential debate last week, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to significantly overstate his role in the 1983 negotiations over Social Security. “Look, I was there when we did that with Social More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
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Health Care Reform, Social Security may be a Ponzi Scheme, but Don’t call it that

It first happened months ago, but again this week I faced some odd and interesting ridicule. I made an offhand comment that the “pay it forward” taxation that accompanies this Health Care Bill, aka Affordable More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 18th, 2009
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New Contract for America?

I’ve never been a big fan of Laura Ingraham, but I’m not thoroughly familiar with her program. A recent “Google search” (can’t I just use google as a verb?) revealed an interesting More...


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