Social Security

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: In A Cautious Debate Obama Gets The Points He Needed

Like Reagan’s cautious approach to the debates in 1984, Obama knows he is the president. Obama was the cautious champ, picking his moments and more concerned with overplaying his hand than winning every point in the first meeting.

10/04/2012

Opinion: Unlike Obama, Romney Has A Plan To Save Social Security

Unlike Obama, Mitt Romney has been talking about his plan to save Social Security on the campaign trail in the recent past. Though it is getting little to no coverage in the national press, it should be getting the positive “buzz” it deserves.

10/01/2012

A Romney supporter at an event in Virginia (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.

09/28/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

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U-M: Pay Hike For Older Workers Could Cut National Debt

By eliminating Social Security payroll taxes starting when workers are 55 years old, the study shows that take-home pay would jump by 10.6 percent and they would work 1.5 years longer on average, paying more income taxes and helping to reduce the federal deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

Man Who Crashed Into Social Security Office Gets Benefits

A man who crashed his van into a Social Security office after years of frustration over a disability claim has been approved for benefits, authorities said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/31/2011

Shooting At Social Security Office Leaves 1 Man Dead

Police say one man is dead and another fled on foot this afternoon after a Detroit security guard fired nine shots at the two men.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2011

Debt Ceiling Uncertainty Worries Local Seniors

Many local seniors and others are worried about their social security checks because of the possibility of a U.S. default and the debt ceiling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

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