Monthly Archives: February 2011

GOP budget strategy is lies and deception – Excellent column by Robert Reich

In Sunday’s edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, Robert Reich wrote an excellent column about the three-part assault by the Republican Party against the middle class and its programs. The following is excerpted from his column: The Republican strategy is … Continue reading

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Big Lie #1 – Cutting Social Security’s Administrative Budget Helps Reduce The Deficit

Josef Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, once famously said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Government Shutdowns

On February 19, 2011, I wrote in a post here entitled The Effect Of The Upcoming Government Shutdown On Social Security the following: Figures provided by the Clinton Administration for the first, six day, shutdown show how much it cost, … Continue reading

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More On The Impending Government Shutdown On Social Security Benefits

On February 14, 2011, the Social Security Administration issued a press release entitled Statement of Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, on the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request . In it, he said, “As the baby boomers retire … Continue reading

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The Effect Of The Upcoming Government Shutdown On Social Security

On Friday, February 18, 2011, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed their version of the FY2012 budget, covering the seven months remaining until the end of the fiscal year. The Senate will take up the measure on Tuesday. The House’s … Continue reading

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2012 SSA COLA Watch (February Report – Updated Monthly)

For the most current information on the latest Department of Labor CPI-W release and its potential effect on Social Security and SSI COLAs, please follow this link to see my most recent post on this topic. Thank you. Social Security … Continue reading

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Cuts To Social Security — It’s Been Done Before

February 6, 2011 would have been President Reagan’s 100th birthday.  I would like to remember Reagan in my own way, as the biggest cutter of Social Security benefits we’ve seen to date. Everyone has been talking about cutting Social Security … Continue reading

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