Social Security

Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR Lays Out Unemployment Insurance And Social Security-  1935
(FDR - taking the right-wing brickbats in stride) From April 28, 1935, his seventh Fireside Chat since taking office in 1933. FDR took the opportunity to lay out his plans for Social Security and Unemployment Insurance. The Social Security Read more...
(Gingrich suggests Ryan Medicare plan is 'right-wing social engineering') Conservative talkie Laura Ingraham interviewed Rep. Paul Ryan the other day and she got him to side with Rick Perry's ludicrous assertion that Social Security is Read more...
The ironic thing was that I had been planning to write a positive piece this morning about Obama’s remarks on housing in yesterday’s Twitter town hall, as I was pleased he was acknowledging the mistakes of his housing policy, and was hopeful Read more...
Even though she admits that the now defunct deficit commission acknowledged that "reforming" Social Security didn't have anything to do with taking care of our country's debt, CNN's Candy Crowley does her best job of carrying water for its former Read more...
To hell with that those polls say, Brit Hume doesn't think there will be any or only minor blowback for any politician that proposes making cuts to Social Security and hopes the President brings it up in his State of the Union Address. Heaven forbid Read more...

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Ah yes, nothing like some good old inside the beltway Villager wisdom from the likes of the PBS Newshour's Mark Shields and David Brooks. Mark Shields thinks that the Democrats should commit political suicide by making cuts to Social Security Read more...
I wonder if this is what Ruth Marcus was talking about when she said we need to have an "adult" conversation about Social Security. From Cashin' In, these Fox talking heads think we need to get rid of it and the one "liberal" on the panel, Julian Read more...
On CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley tries to get NSCC Chairman John Cornyn to reply as to whether he agrees with some of the Republican's new batch of wingnut candidates and their views on privatizing Social Security and lowering the minimum Read more...
Cenk Uygur filling in for Ed Schultz asks the question I'm sure so many of us have as well on President Obama's deficit commission. Why did we elect a Democrat if we`re going to get a conservative deficit commission that`s going to cut our Read more...
Merry Christmas everyone and my wish list for the country is not too far off from Thom Hartmann's. The best to you and your family from Video Cafe a Read more...