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Reform SSDI Before It’s Too Late

MacMillin Slobodien,   Congress needs to reform the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program before it is too late. The system is broken and the program is running an unsustainable deficit. If this program is not immediately reformed, taxpayers will be fleeced because of payments to individuals not eligible for the program. Ultimately, the truly in […] Continue reading →

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Will Soon Be Eligible to Collect Social Security

Leah Barkoukis,  Thanks to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, thousands of illegal immigrants will soon be able to collect Social Security. National Review Online reports: Starting in 2017, the Social Security Administration expects that thousands of undocumented immigrants will begin collecting from the Old-Age, Survivor’s, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program as a direct result […] Continue reading →

Making Social Security Work for Today’s Workers

Scott Rasmussen,  Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and National Defense consume two-thirds of all federal spending and are responsible for most of the annual spending increases. That leaves Americans with a choice. We must either cut spending on these three programs or pay much higher taxes to cover the ever-increasing costs of the programs. Last week, I […] Continue reading →

Yes Obama’s Amnesties Do Increase Deficits

Conn Carroll,  Yesterday I asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to justify White House claims that President Obama’s immigration executive actions reduce federal deficits in light of a letter from the Congressional Budget Office showing that they increase on-budget deficits by $8.8 billion. Earnest then claimed that I was reading the letter wrong, and that the […] Continue reading →

Outrage: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Okays Tax Refunds To Illegals Who Never Paid US Taxes

 As the Republican-led House squabbles with the Republican-led Senate over DHS funding to pay for President Obama’s executive amnesty orders, something the IRS commissioner just said may change the course of that legislative tussle. The Washington Times reports that, as a result of Obama’s unilateral actions on amnesty, the Internal Revenue Service is preparing to provide “refunds” […] Continue reading →

Amnesty Doesn’t Reduce The Deficit

mainconservativeread12 Conn Carroll,   President Obama wants Americans to believe that amnesty for illegal immigrants will reduce the deficit. His fiscal year 2016 budget claims, “We will also put our Nation on a more sustainable fiscal path by achieving $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction, primarily from reforms in health programs, our tax code, and immigration. … The Congress can also […] Continue reading →

5 Ways the Middle Class Is Getting Screwed

John Hawkins,  When Democrats talk about middle class Americans, they almost inevitably use them as a cudgel to attack the rich. On the other hand, bizarrely, Republicans seem to spend much more time defending the rich from attacks by the Left than talking about what they’re going to do to help the middle class. That’s […] Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren Launches Social Media Attack on GOP

On Facebook and Twitter, Warren offers red meat to her base.  Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is ready for battle. In a preview of the fights to be waged with the GOP over the coming months, Warren turned to social media on Tuesday to blast House Republicans for making a “ridiculous” move that “threatens” Social Security just hours after […] Continue reading →

The Social Security Collection Agency

Paul Jacob, To those nattering nabobs of negativity who don’t trust government to do the right thing, or even to stop doing the wrong thing once discovered, I just want to say: “You’re right.” Again. Last April, a Washington Post exposé about a bizarrely tyrannical debt collection program caused the Social Security Administration (SAA) to […] Continue reading →

Despite promises, Social Security still trying to collect old debts from kin

 The Social Security Administration, which announced in April that it would stop trying to collect debts from the children of people who were allegedly overpaid benefits decades ago, has continued to demand such payments and now defends that practice in court documents. After The Washington Post reported in April that the Treasury Department had confiscated […] Continue reading →