Category Archives: Future Of Social Security

SSI Primer #1 – What Is SSI, What Are Its Basic Requirements, And What Does It Have To Do With Social Security?

What Is SSI (Supplemental Security Income?) One recurring Teabagger meme is that Social Security is entitling people and paying them benefits who never worked or contributed a cent to Social Security. Another way they say it is that Social Security … Continue reading

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2012 Federal Retiree COLA: CSRS COLA 3.6% — FERS COLA 2.6%

COLAs for both CSRS and FERS are calculated based on the same data that SSA uses to calculate their COLAs, the CPI-W figures for July, August, and September of each year. Like SSA, neither CSRS nor FERS has had a … Continue reading

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Just Scrap The Cap

Watch this. It’s hilarious, and has a lot of truth to impart. Text continues below the video (which is just a little over 3 minutes lont. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) is collecting signatures for a petition to “scrap the cap!” … Continue reading

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To Our Visitors, Friends, And Commenters – This Blog Will Continue

If any of you are wondering about the future of this blog, I want to tell you most emphatically that I intend to continue it. Going through the computations and predictions of the 2012 COLA, not just knowing how it … Continue reading

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Surviving The Neverending Recession And Finding New Ways To Enjoy Small Luxuries

As things get tighter and money gets more scarce, we are going to have to look around and find ways to enjoy small luxuries which we used to be able to take for granted, but may have to do without … Continue reading

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Producer Price Index Sharply Higher In September – This May Be An Indicator To Tomorrow’s CPI Report

Please Note: This is the Producer Price Index (PPI), not the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The Consumer Price Indices (CPI-U, CPI-W, and C-CPI-U) will be published tomorrow, October 19, at 8:30AM EDT. I will have my 2012 COLA Watch up … Continue reading

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This Isn’t An Obama Blog, Either

Potluck and I would like to once again emphasize that this is a blog about Social Security, the community in which it exists, and the sharing of diverse opinions about it. We are not here to promote cults of personality, … Continue reading

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