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Truth be told...   Stop the madness and call your congress representatives.  Take social security off the table!

Truth be told... Stop the madness and call your congress representatives. Take social security off the table!

Not only this, but social security could be fully funded for the next 70+ years by just upping that cap to taxing  $250,000 of their income.

Not only this, but social security could be fully funded for the next 70+ years by just upping that cap to taxing $250,000 of their income.

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Arm Yourself with the Social Security and Medicare Facts

Combat campaign rhetoric with the truth about Social Security and Medicare

This 1940 poster was part of trio highlighting the programs under the Social Security Act of 1935. This poster is a reminder that the Aid to Dependent Children program (aka AFDC) was an original program under Title IV of the Social Security Act, until it was repealed in 1996 as part of "welfare reform."

This 1940 poster was part of trio highlighting the programs under the Social Security Act of 1935. This poster is a reminder that the Aid to Dependent Children program (aka AFDC) was an original program under Title IV of the Social Security Act, until it was repealed in 1996 as part of "welfare reform."

Republican politicians oppose social security benefits, medicare, unemployment benefits, government pensions... but recipients still vote Republican.  Go figure.

Republican politicians oppose social security benefits, medicare, unemployment benefits, government pensions... but recipients still vote Republican. Go figure.

Social Security has kept families out of poverty since 1935. Widows and children receive benefits when a wage earner dies.

Has Social Security been good for the country? Has it kept the elderly out of poverty?

Soup Kitchen in Washington D.C. in 1936. This image, among many others, was shown in the 1930s to demonstrate the crisis that prompted new programs ...

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Social Security – News and Resources

Visit AARP to find the social security news, information on benefits, strategies, guides, quizzes and more.

GOLDMAN SACHS - Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have launched a new campaign — called “Fix The Debt” — to get Members of Congress to support their austerity plan to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits  while lowering corporate tax rates.

Join the Bold Progressive Movement!

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and the public option. We’re the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics!

Approximately 47% of African-American beneficiaries rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

Approximately 47% of African-American beneficiaries rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

How Social Security Works

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Social Security Keeps 21 Million Americans Out of Poverty:

Social Security Keeps 21 Million Americans Out of Poverty: A State-by-State Analysis

Social Security benefits play a vital role in reducing poverty. Without Social Security, 21.4 million more Americans would be poor, according to the latest available Census data (for 2011). Although most of those whom Social Security keeps out of poverty are elderly, nearly a third are under age 65, including 1.1 million children. (See Table 1.) Depending on their design, reductions in Social Security benefits could significantly increase poverty, particularly among the elderly.Table 1…