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Social Security
Edited by Howard Blitz


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News
Bush Administration overpaying Social Security benefits by billions annually
4-12-2006  •  PJ Star (thanks to Jean C.) 
The Social Security Administration's disability program loses billions of dollars through overpayments and payments to ineligible beneficiaries. The report estimated overpayments of $5.1 billion identified between October 2003 and November 2005. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Social Security and Medicare will be broken sooner then expected
05-01-2006  •  http://seekingalpha.com 
The Social Security trust fund will be exhausted by 2040, a year before expected, and Medicare will exhaust its trust fund by 2017 just 11 years from now, trustees for the program said Monday. 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
More proof this is a ponzi scheme
05-04-2006  •  New Standard 
The Social Security Administration has found a place to cut corners: several catagories of disability-benefit recipients who the agency said can wait 2 more years to start collecting, no matter how much hardship the move might cause. 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
The Truth about Social Security
10-02-2006  •  Supreme Law Library 
After reading the article about how college students are coming here to get news, this is pertainent to you. Do a search under "Nestor v. Fleming", and "Helvering v Davis". These 2 cases prove that Social Security is indeed on o 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
Bush floats indexing benefits for Social Security
10-24-2006  •  Reuters 
President George Bush put Social Security reform on his list of "big items" to deal with in the final two years of his presidency, possibly including indexing benefits for wealthier Americans. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Totalization is a Bad Idea
1-8-2007  •  by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX) 
A 2004 agreement between the US and Mexico will allow hundreds of thousands of noncitizens to receive Social Security benefits, a so-called “totalization” plan between the two nations. Social Security never was intended as a foreign aid program 
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Powell Gammill
News
AARP to push for Social Security Fix
02-22-2007  •  Politico 
(this is one organization I will NEVER join) AARP officials said Wednesday they will push hard to revamp Social Security to maintain the social insurance program's solvency and fiscal health. Changes need to be made in the program to head 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
Old-age security without the state
03-22-2007  •  Mises Institute 
Social security systems around the developed world are faced with a looming financing crisis. Unfunded pay-as-you-go(PAYGO) schemes are heading towards bankruptcy due to rising longevities, low fertility, and declining labor forrce participation rat 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
Social Security, Medicare: Good news
4-24-2007  •  AP 
The trust funds for Social Security and Medicare will last a year longer than previously estimated, trustees said. That means 2041 for the Social Security trust fund to be exhausted and 2019 for Medicare. [Wow, good news suckers.] 
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Powell Gammill
News
Operation Pyramid Securities
06-13-2007  •  You Tube(Video) 
This is a great video showing the absurdity of Social Security. Bureaucrash crashed the "Take back America" forum. 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
A safety net safer than Social Security
06-25-2007  •  MSN Moneycentral 
So by the time my daughter turns 70, those $2,000 annual gifts will have grown to more then $30 million! In fact, the account would make her a millionaire by the time she was 40. Imagine going through life with that kind of safety net 
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Jean Carbonneau
Feature Article
Keeping Promises to Seniorsby U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX)
Powell Gammill
   With our country's finances stretched thin, our credit limit fast approaching, and our currency inflated to the breaking point, there is no indication yet of any urgency on the part of Congress to rein in spending. The predictable answer is tax
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News
First Boomer Files for Social Security
11-15-2007  •  AP/Yahoo News 
10,000 people per day will become eligible for Social Security benefits for the next two decades. A retired teacher from New Jersey gets the ball rolling. 
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Brock Lorber
News
Social Security Surveillance Act Enters House (H.R. 5405)
3-6-2008  •  4409 
RTR Libertyville, IL - Under the guise of protecting seniors and our national security, Congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois 10th District and Peter Roskam of the 6th District are setting the wheels in motion for another crack at a national ID card. 
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Forty Four O Nine
News
Government trustees: Social Security Unsustainable
3-25-2008  •  AP 
Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe. 
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Powell Gammill
News
HR5405: Secure Social Security Card ***ACTION ALERT***
04-09-2008  •  Arizona CHANGE 
CHANGE regrets to inform you of yet another plot to enslave the American people in an unconstitutional framework of databases under the guise of “security”. 
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Mike Shipley
News
Bush administration freezing cuts in Medicare fees
6-30-2008  •  AP 
The Bush administration is freezing a scheduled 10% fee cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients. The administration's delay spares lawmakers from having to use the recess to explain to seniors why they didn't do the job before leaving tow 
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Powell Gammill
News
McCain backs off his no-new-tax pledge
7-29-2008  •  AP 
Republican presidential candidate John McCain's signal that he may be open to a higher payroll tax [on young people] for Social Security [to keep his SS checks coming], despite previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind, is drawing sharp rebuke 
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Powell Gammill
News
Why can't we decline Medicare benefits?
03-24-2009  •  Washingon Examiner (h/t Balko) 
Decline Medicare, and you won't get any Social Security. 
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Powell Gammill
News
So Much for the Social Security Surplus
03-31-2009  •  The Mess That Greenspan Made 
Among the plethora of new ills plaguing the U.S. economy as it goes stumbling toward its uncertain future is a problem that, until very recently (meaning two days ago), was believed to be one reserved for the latter half of the next decade - the dwin 
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Glenn Jacobs
News
Social Security and Medicare alone will bankrupt US
04-19-2009  •  Business Insider 
(It's over folks) Here's the good news: future costs of Social Security and Medicare won't require higher taxes. Now here's the bad news: the reason these programs won't require higher taxes is that they'll be so expensive 
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Jean Carbonneau
News
Social Security and Medicare finances worsen
05-12-2009  •  AP 
The financial health of the government's two biggest benefit programs may have slipped over the past year, reflecting the deep recession that has already bitten into other areas of the budget. The trustees for Social Security and Medicare are 
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Powell Gammill
News
Alarm Sounded On Social Security
05-12-2009  •  Washington Post 
The financial health of the Social Security system has eroded more sharply in the past year than at any time since the mid-1990s. Medicare has become more fragile as well and is at greater risk than Social Security of imminent fiscal collapse. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Fix is hard for Medicare, Social Security finances
05-24-2009  •  AP 
Medicare and Social Security will go broke sooner rather than later because of the recession. With millions of baby boomers beginning to leave the work force, the cost of these popular benefit programs threatens to swamp the government in debt 
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Powell Gammill
News
The Social Security Scam
05-26-2009  •  Mises Institute 
The release of the 2009 Social Security Trustees Report indicates that the current economic crisis has negatively impacted the Social Security budget. It's now projected that by 2016 Social Security spending will exceed revenues. 
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Powell Gammill
News
Social Security Administrators Throw Themselves $700.000 Bash
07-10-2009  •  Just a Girl in Shorts 
This week Social Security administrators and managers threw themselves a $700,000 Bash at Phoenix Biltmore Resort and Spa--at taxpayer expense 
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Becky Chandler
News
Social Security Adminstrator's $700,000 Bash in Phoenix
7/10/09  •  Youtube 
This week social security administrators and managers met in the Phoenix Biltmore Resort and Spa for a $700,000 bash.http://bit.ly/WnlQK 
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Anonymous Watchman
News
Social Security spends $700,000 on Phoenix conference
07-17-2009  •  KAET 15 TV (ABC) 
A Social Security Administration motivational management conference held at a high-end Valley resort last week cost $700,000, the SSA told the ABC15 Investigators.

Costs for the conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa included airfare, hotel entertainment, dancers, motivational speakers, and food, an administration official said.

A spokesperson outside the SSA's Phoenix office declined to comment.
 

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Powell Gammill
News
Obama Facing Looming Social Security Crisis
08/12/2009  •  Newsmax 
As Congress agonizes over health care, an even more daunting and dangerous challenge is bearing down: how to shore up Social Security to keep it from burying the nation ever deeper in debt. What to do about mushrooming government payments as millions of baby boomers retire? How about a giant federal Ponzi scheme? That might work for a while. But wait. That's pretty much the current system. Social Security takes contributions from today's workers and uses them to pay the old-age benefits that were promised to retirees. But there are serious concerns how long that can last. President Barack Obama has said he'll tackle Social Security and related "entitlement" programs when the health care overhaul is resolved 
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System Nobody
News
How Were Social Security Numbers Given Away?
08-16-2009  •  AP 
When Tropical Storm Chata'an struck the Federated States of Micronesia in 2002, the U.S. government sent 1,300 blankets, 4,000 disposable diapers, 30 cases of sardines — and my Social Security number.
 

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