President Barack Obama

Obama advisers split on Social Security benefits

by Staff | March 15th, 2011

March 15, 2011

Social Security reform is pulling President Barack Obama economic and political advisers in different directions, The Hill reports.

The economic team is pressuring President Obama to cut Social Security benefits; however, his political team is concerned if he does so, it may harm his chances for his 2012 reelection.

Obama’s economics team is telling him Social Security benefits cuts would help bond markets and restrain future interest rates, which could help his future presidential campaign.

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What would you like to see President Obama do in regards to Social Security benefits? How do you think cuts to Social Security benefits can help you?

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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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Editorial suggests Social Security reform is needed

by Staff | December 28th, 2010

December 28, 2010

According to an editorial from washingtonpost.com, Social Security reform is essential and achievable.

President Barack Obama’s debt commission set out a plan that would cut benefits for high-income earners, make payroll tax more progressive, and raise the retirement age to help save Social Security.

Read more about Social Security reform and how it may affect you.

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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