Monthly Archives: March 2011

Big Lie #3 – Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Are Fraudulent Freeloaders

One of the most maddening Big Lies we hear from the conservative side of the political spectrum is that disabled individuals who receive benefits from any government source, specifically from Social Security, are committing fraud, are just freeloaders, that they … Continue reading

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2012 SSA COLA Watch (March 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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Big Lie #2 – Social Security Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme; I’ll Never Get My Money Back

Updated March 14, 2011, at about 10:57 PM to add a brief explanation of Ponzi schemes, and to correct several small errors. A couple of days ago I read an angry letter that a reader of a local newspaper in … Continue reading

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What Did We Get For The $111 Billion FICA Tax Holiday?

On February 28, 2010, the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Economic Accounts, released its monthly report on personal income and expenditures. The following is extracted from that report. It appears that, based on the figures from this report, workers … Continue reading

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From Another Blog – Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security During A Government Shutdown

There is a very good blog called Social Security News in which the blogger, Attorney Charles T. Hall puts up exactly that, news about Social Security. I personally check it nearly every day, and I recommend that you do to. … Continue reading

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Todays Protests Against Furloughs And Budget Cuts At Social Security

The employees, customers, and supporters of Social Security had their “National Day of Protest” against the Republican-controlled House of Representatives’ budget measure.  The measure would cut Social Security’s administrative budget for the remainder of FY 2011 by almost 15% from … Continue reading

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Social Security Employees And Others To Protest In Front Of SSA Offices Today

Today, Wednesday, March 2, 2011, employees of the Social Security Administration will picket in front of 75 field offices across the country.  They will be protesting the $1.7 billion that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives wants to cut from SSA’s … Continue reading

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