Social Security


Young People Are Poorer Than Ever and Government Programs Are Failing Them

A new study finds that the social safety net leaves out the youngest workers.
Allie Conti

Congress Can Save Social Security for Millennials, It Just Won't

Social Security and Medicare have had obvious problems for decades, but politicians have refused to make the necessary hard choices.
Mark Hay
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How Many Deductions Should You Actually Take on Your Taxes?

Here's what you need to know to make sure you owe the least amount of money to (or get a nice healthy return from) the IRS.
FREE Staff
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Cat Hair Leads FBI to Woman Who Allegedly Sent a Bomb to Obama

Julia Poff allegedly mailed three explosive devices to the former president, the Texas governor, and the Social Security Administration.
Lauren Messman

Mother of Four Found Dead in Freezing Home After Her Welfare Was Cut Off

38-year-old Elaine Morrall had her welfare payments stopped after missing an interview with officials, her mother claims. She later died, wearing a coat and scarf, in a home she couldn't afford to heat.
Sirin Kale

82 Years of Social Security Now Threatened by Trump Policies

FDR signed the Social Security Act in 1935, and we're still arguing about how it's a basic American value.
Alex Lawson

Republicans Move on to the Next Plan to Cut Benefits for the Poor

The House GOP's budget plan is even crueler than the healthcare bill that just died.
Eve Peyser
Views My Own

Trump's Budget Is the Real Scandal

He promised to help Americans left behind by an unfair economy. Instead he wants to cut government benefits and give more money to the rich.
Harry Cheadle
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Here's What Elizabeth Warren Says Democrats Can Do to Fight Back

The Massachusetts senator and Clinton ally said she'll work with the president-elect, but will not back down on "issues about treating every single human being in this country with dignity."
Lauren Messman
Post Mortem

How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis

Here's What Would Happen if No One Paid Taxes

On tax day, we asked an economist what would happen if all the people in a nation forgot to file their tax returns.
Allie Conti
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Women May Finally Get Money for Unpaid Caregiving Work

Women are disproportionately affected by the negative consequences of unpaid caregiving work. A new bill proposed by Senator Chris Murphy and backed by Bernie Sanders ensures that anyone leaving their job to take care of a loved one gets paid.
Diana Tourjée