Humboldt County Could Seriously Use Representation Like This —

A friend of mine lives in Ohio and is lucky enough to be represented in Congress by a truly progressive fighter, Sen. Sherrod Brown.  Here’s the letter he sent to her the other day in response to her letter (I’ve replaced her name for privacy reasons with “Constituent”). Dear “Constituent”: Thank you for getting in …

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Social Security Matters — Value

— by Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications Every payday, you have Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and Self-Employed Contributions Act (SECA) taxes deducted from your paycheck. Nearly all of these deferred earnings contributions are used to pay Social Security benefits to more than 60 million retired, disabled, and widowed workers and their children, as well …

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2017 Brings New Changes to Full S/S Retirement Age

— by Jim Borland, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Every worker’s dream is to enjoy a secure retirement. Social Security is here to secure today and tomorrow. Part of that commitment is ensuring you have the most up-to-date information when you make your retirement decisions. As the bells ring in the New Year, they also bring changes …

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A Call for #trump to Veto Any Cuts to Medicare & Social Security!

— by Michael Phelan, Social Security Works donald trump won’t be sworn in for two weeks, but Republicans in Congress have already begun their assault on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. On the first day of the new Congress, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act and set …

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Surprise! Republicans are Going After Social Security

Since the election, Republicans have made it clear that they plan to use their unified control over government to destroy Medicare. Just before Congress left for the holidays, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced the “Social Security Reform Act” – an impressive wish list of devastating Social Security cuts and upper-income tax breaks. The Economic Policy …

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Trump vs. Public Citizens

— by Robert Weissman — President, Public Citizen Here’s the strategy: We will uncover the corruption in everything Donald Trump does. We will call out Trump’s wholesale handover of our government to Big Business. We will expose Trump for his complete and utter betrayal of populist promises he made as a candidate. We will organize people around the …

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Going After The Republican’s Biggest Wet Dream: Social Security

Congress Introduces Legislation To Destroy Social Security In December, 2015 just ahead of the Iowa caucuses, then-candidate Donald Trump stood up at a town hall and reassured a concerned AARP Iowa member that they “were not taking their Social Security.” In fact, throughout the campaign all he would say is that there was “waste, fraud …

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One Helluva Check On trump

— by Catherine Cortez Masto It’s been almost a month since the election, and I still feel incredibly grateful for everything this team did to help us win. After meeting my future colleagues in the Senate a few weeks ago, I’m more eager than ever to head to Washington and fight for our values. Our government is …

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Cortez Masto Joins NV Seniors—Highlights Her Commitment to Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Catherine sets out clear contrast between herself and her opponent, Congressman Joe Heck, who supports privatizing Social Security and turning Medicare into a voucher program Former Nevada Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto joined Northern Nevada seniors to highlight how she is the candidate who will fight for them in the Senate …

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