By Ben Veghte, Income Security Research Associate, and Virginia P. Reno, Vice President for Income Security, National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), Posted May 24, 2010, Cross-posted from SpotlightOnPoverty.org As the deficit commission considers ways to reform the federal budget, it’s worth taking a moment to look at the sometimes underestimated functions of Social Security. By providing… Read More Social Security Is an Anti-Poverty Program
SEGURO SOCIAL VERSUS INSEGURIDAD SOCIAL Información Importante Sobre el Seguro Social Estando aun frescos los recuerdos de la Gran Depresión, el Presidente Franklin Roosevelt visualizó una Segunda Carta de Derechos Económicos que incluiría los siguientes: “El derecho a la atención medica adecuada,” y “el derecho a tener protección de la inseguridad económica de la vejez,… Read More Seguro Social Versus Inseguridad Social
BY DOUG ORR This article is from the May/June 2005 issue of Dollars and Sense: The Magazine of Economic Justice Parts of this article are outdated, but it provides important explanations of the SS system and financing, as well as disposing of several myths. JZ The president just completed his 60-day, 35-state tour to spread… Read More Social Security Q&A: Separating Fact from Fiction
Social Security links What Is Social Security? What Really Supports the Elderly? Social Security: What’s in It for Younger People? Una Prueba: ¿Que Le Ofrece El Seguro Social A Las Personas Jovenes? Packet Summary–English [Below–August 2019]; Español [August 2001] SOCIAL SECURITY VS. SOCIAL INSECURITY: A Social Security Packet: Summary and Update [rev. 8/19] What is… Read More NJFAC Social Security Packet and Links
By Mark Weisbrot The debate over Social Security has never really been about the numbers. Almost all of the participants have chosen to accept the projections of Social Security’s Trustees, and make their arguments from there. It’s hard enough to straighten out the massive confusion that Social Security’s enemies have sown for all these years… Read More Social Security: Can the Trustees be Trusted?