Social Security
  • Boats are seen anchored at the 17th century Nyhavn district, home to many shops and restaurants in Copenhagen

    Chart of the Day: High Tax, High Service

    By Michael Rainey

    Can the U.S. afford to dramatically increase public spending on a whole host of new programs, potentially including Medicare for All, expanded Social Security and a massive Green New Deal? That...

  • House Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Social Security

    By Michael Rainey

    Backed by more than 200 House Democrats, Reps. John Larson (D-CT), Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT) introduced a bill Wednesday that would increase Social Security benefits. The bill would...

  • ‘Greatest Threat’ to the US? Two Top Democratic Economists Aren’t So Worried About the Debt

    By Michael Rainey

    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz told “60 Minutes” Sunday that he is considering a run for president in 2020, possibly as a “centrist independent,” and one of his top issues is the growing national...

  • District of Columbia

    CBO Offers 121 Ways to Shrink the Deficit

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Congressional Budget Office has released a 326-page guide that describes dozens of ways the federal government could reduce its large and growing budget deficit. The 121 policy options included...

  • Moody’s Warns of Declining US Fiscal Strength

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Trump’s tax cuts combined with a slowing economy will diminish the United States’ “fiscal strength” over the next 10 years, Moody’s Investor Service said Wednesday. The gradual decline could pressure...

  • Social Security’s Troubling Trend

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Unequal gains in life expectancy over the last half-century between Americans with greater earnings and education and those of lower socioeconomic status mean that the benefits of Social Security are...

  • U.S. Social Security card designs over the past several decades

    Trump Says He Made Social Security, Medicare Stronger. Fact-Checker Says False.

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    President Trump said this week that "Democrats want to destroy Medicare. If you look at what they’re doing, they’re going to destroy Medicare. And we will save it. We will keep it going. We’re making...

  • Happy Birthday, Social Security!

    By Michael Rainey

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law 83 years ago today, August 14, 1935. Here are some key facts about the program, courtesy of the Center on Budget and Policy...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    The Deficit Is Up 20% This Year

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The federal deficit was 20 percent larger in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2018 than it was during the same time last year, the Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday. Revenues rose 1...

  • The entrance and logo of a Social Security Office in Pasadena

    Chart of the Day: Americans Using Government Programs

    The federal welfare program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families delivers cash aid to about 2.5 million people, or less than 1 percent of the U.S. population — “far smaller than the share...

Social Security Directory

Tags
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:04pm
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 12:54pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:15pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:25pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:53am
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:15am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:45pm
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:45pm
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:45am
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:15am
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:30am
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:42pm
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:15pm
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5:00am

Pages