Two provisions to cut Social Security benefits in the proposed highway bill caused Democrats in both the Senate and House to revolt. Democrats have succeeded in getting both of those provisions removed, but now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a serious challenge in getting the bill past his own party, in both chambers of Congress.

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Featured Social Security News

  • Screwing With and Screwing the Elderly and Disabled +

    Screwing With and Screwing the Elderly and Disabled Social Security checks to rise just 0.3% in 2017 Read More
  • The Damned Lies: Attacking the Trust in America's Retirement System +

    The Damned Lies: Attacking the Trust in America's Retirement System Ever wonder why you hear Republicans and the Right-wing media constantly saying that Social Security is going bankrupt? This drumbeat Read More
  • Elizabeth Warren Wants To Make Up Missing Social Security Increase +

    Elizabeth Warren Wants To Make Up Missing Social Security Increase Elizabeth Warren would like to send every senior citizen and disabled veteran in America a check for $580. Read More
  • Why Is No One Talking About the GOP’s Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty? +

    Why Is No One Talking About the GOP’s Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty? Despite their virtues, many conservative Republicans have an unfortunate habit of picking on the weak and disadvantaged, slandering the people Read More
  • GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled +

    GOP Assault on Social Security Could be 'Death Sentence' for Nation's Disabled Republican opposition to a plan that would shore up a critical government safety-net program amounts to a new front in Read More
  • 'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day +

    'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day Advocacy groups vow to fight back against what they believe is a preliminary "stealth attack" that portends a wider assault Read More
  • Fight for Big Ideas: Expand Social Security +

    Fight for Big Ideas: Expand Social Security Why did Democrats lose on election night? Because not enough of them were fighting for big ideas. As Sen. Bernie Read More
  • Almost Every Slice of American Society Wants To Strengthen Social Security Except Washington Insiders +

    Almost Every Slice of American Society Wants To Strengthen Social Security Except Washington Insiders Most Americans want better benefits, and they agree on how to pay for them. As strengthening Social Security becomes a Read More
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