CBS News: U.S. CEOs push plan to raise full retirement age to 70

An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the…

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BlackBlueDog.com: Dr. Wilmer Leon: Poverty, Priorities and the Presidential Budget

President Obama’s 2014 proposed budget is mix of spending cuts and tax increases.  His stated goal is the creation of a “…rising, thriving…

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NY Times: State-Wrecked: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering…

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NY Times: Social Security, Present and Future

In the fight over the federal budget deficit, Social Security has so far been untouched. That may soon change. In last year’s “fiscal cliff” debate, President Obama offered to reduce the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits, a spending cut favored by Republicans and scorned…

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HuffPost: Obamacare Faces Near-Solid Block In The South

ATLANTA — As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest…

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The State: Jim DeMint: Medicaid expansion wrong for SC

‘For every problem,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” Enter Obamacare and one of the main ways that it purports to reduce the number of…

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Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Floats Medicare Age Tweak In Shift From Campaign Pledge

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House of  Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is floating  a plan that would force Medicare cuts onto people aged 56 and  younger, breaking a campaign promise not to touch…

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