A major burden will fall on the shoulders of millennials if we do nothing about social security.
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President Obama's approach to the debt ceiling is nothing more than bet in which Americans lose until he wins.
Pushing the idea that Affordable Care Act based on a GOP idea is misdirection at its best, and is designed to give you the idea that the GOP just wants to argue about the name.
The debate about the debt ceiling has degenerated into a side-show about the politics of the GOP.
It isn't like there was much punch in the bowl to start with, but CBO dropped a massive turd in what was left.
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It wasn't enough for Paulson and Bernake to nearly destroy our economy in 2008. Now Millennials are stuck with the debt from it, and are stuck these guys demanding thanks 5 years later.
How did Social Security go from a projected self-funded system in 1935 to a $23 trillion hole?
Minimum wage laws do not lift people out of poverty, it solidifies their poverty. A job remains the best anti-poverty tool ever invented.
The 47% of Americans who do not pay income taxes is a function of changes at the IRS which is progressively managing the implementation of social policy.
D.C.'s threats about Social Security are meant to terrorize the weakest element of our society. The threat is comically stupid, but the fear that is created is quite real.
Interest burden is the cost that you paid for things that past voters wanted enough to have, but not enough to pay for. What is it costing you?
How Bear Stearns got into a position to destroy our economy, and how Washington missed it.
Where will the government get the money to repay the Social Security Trust Fund? From millennials.
While the number of jobs is up, the quality of those jobs is questionable.
The federal government has show little willingness to hold Wall Street accountable. In the case of MF Global's 2011 bankruptcy, that "little" willingness has become no willingness at all.
The INFORM Act offers younger Americans a clearer picture of their futures, and it is based on honesty.
Retirement savings aren't just a matter of when you invest, but how you invest. 401Ks have serious drawbacks for younger workers.
The debate about Social Security has its own language that obstructs the debate about reform and even the nature of the problem.
While Social Security does not count towards the budget deficit, it still contributes to it. My retirement — and the retirement of thousands like me — will make it even worse.