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President Obama addresses Social Security benefits, national deficit

by Staff | April 14th, 2011

April 14, 2011

Many are concerned about the future of Social Security benefits as President Barack Obama addresses the national deficit.

According to cbsnews.com, the president said Social Security benefits is not the cause of the deficit, but it represents a large portion of the federal budget, saying it “faces real long-term challenges in a country that is growing older.”

President Obama did not endorse raising the payroll tax or making any other specific changes to Social Security; however, he drew some lines in the sand to protect the program.

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Do you have an opinion abut how the national deficit should be addressed? What changes do you think need to be made to Social Security?

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Politicians should look at all angles before changing Social Security benefits

by Staff | April 12th, 2011

April 12, 2011

Some believe the approach to solving issues around Social Security benefits is misguided.

Political parties differ in their opinions as to what needs to be done to solve the Social Security crisis. President Barack Obama wants to reduce benefits and raise payroll taxes while Republicans want to lower benefits and raise the age at which Social Security benefits are paid.

Some argue that Social Security benefits have improved the lives of Americans who depend on it, keeping many out of poverty, benefits that are not always seen by those who don’t rely on it.

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Do you think Social Security benefits should be reduced, or should the age of retirement be increased? What do you think would be effective in helping the Social Security crisis?

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Social Security Administration may face furlough

by Staff | February 22nd, 2011

February 22, 2011

Officials with the Social Security Administration and union leaders plan to discuss what to do if the government shuts down if President Barack Obama and congressional leaders cannot decide on funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, according to The Washington Post.

A decision must be made by March 4, or employees, including those who work for the Social Security Administration, may have to take furlough.

The article didn’t mention whether or not Social Security benefits would be affected.

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Why do you think the federal government is having trouble making decisions about Social Security benefits and other federally funded programs? How do you think these decisions should be handled when a decision can’t be made?

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President asks for financial compromise with Social Security benefits

by Staff | February 15th, 2011

February 15, 2011

President Barack Obama said in a speech earlier this week that Congress must find a way to compromise a budget that includes adjustments to Social Security benefits, NPR reports.

The debate over Social Security benefits has sparked heated discussion across the nation, as the largest groups of baby boomers will be retiring within the next five years.

What do you think should be done for Social Security benefits? Are you a retiree or a future retiree concerned about the future of Social Security benefits?

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Critics say president should have discussed Social Security reform

by Staff | January 26th, 2011

January 26, 2011

Critics of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address say he missed an opportunity to talk about Social Security reform, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogger says.

With more Baby Boomers retiring this year, Social Security is a hot topic, and future retirees have questions and concerns.

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Do you have questions about receiving Social Security benefits? What do you think about the current changes for Social Security reform?

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Will Obama address Social Security cuts in State of the Union Address?

by Staff | January 10th, 2011

January 10, 2011

An editorial on huffingtonpost.com suggest that President Barack Obama will be addressing Social Security benefits and the national deficit in his State of the Union Address.

He says that cutting Social Security benefits has nothing to do with the current national deficit and that the Social Security program is in good shape for the next 27 years.

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How do you think Social Security reform should be handled? Do you agree or disagree with President Obama’s cuts to Social Security benefits?

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Group fears secret changes to Social Security benefits

by Staff | January 5th, 2011

January 5, 2010

An advocate group fears that President Barack Obama and Republicans could make secret deals in regards to Social Security benefits, the Daily Kos reports.

According to Senator Lindsey Graham, she believes Social Security is at a greater risk now than it was in 2005 when President George W. Bush proposed changes.

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What do you think should be done to help save Social Security? Do you think today’s ideas for saving Social Security are realistic?

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