No sane politician would vote for any of the changes the commission headed by Bowles and Simpson is recommending, unless he or she is planning to retire early.
As we enter a more challenging political landscape, IPS will continue to utilize its inside-outside strategy to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
The general public doesn’t want to balance the federal budget by putting Social Security on the chopping block.
The U.S. tax system is a mess.
Millions of women could be pushed out of the middle class and into poverty.
Privatizing Social Security would be a trick, not a treat.
For millions of Americans, it’s the line of demarcation between sustainability and abject poverty.
The biggest threat to the nation’s primary retirement program isn’t fiscal.
Will the Fiscal Commission vote to impoverish older women?
Don’t ask ordinary people, particularly women, to pay the piper with reduced retirement benefits.