July 20, 2011 - 7:35pm
When President Obama stated that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if Republicans force the government into default, those Republicans said they would and accused him of scaring seniors. Neither side has explained why payments would or would not go out. Here's the scoop.
When President Obama stated that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if Republicans force the government into default, those Republicans said they would and accused him of scaring seniors. Neither side has explained why payments would or would not go out. Here's...
July 20, 2011 - 7:37pm
No, the government has not raided the Social Security Trust Funds.Yes, it is possible Social Security checks won't go out if Republicans put the USA in default.
Before anyone panics, let me again assure everyone that the debt ceiling is going to be raised, despite the rhetoric, and Social Security checks are going to go out. The catastrophe that awaits the nation if the debt ceiling is not raised is so enormous that the threat to throw the nation into...
July 1, 2011 - 10:45am
You know that moment when Wile E. Coyote is over the cliff but he hasn't started falling yet? That's where Mitch McConnell is now with the debt ceiling issue -- and only the President of the United States can save him.
Mitch McConnell has been promoting a new big lie of late... that the debt ceiling be considered a viable leverage point for Draconian Republican demands.Called out for couching his position several weeks ago, the senior senator from Kentucky has gone from running to legs a blurred, fiery, circle of...
June 3, 2011 - 4:24pm
The Democrats want you to believe that the Republicans are trying to push your Grandma off a cliff. The historical truth is somewhat at variance with this view.
Not for nothing is Social Security called the “third rail” of contemporary American politics.  The political posturing, rhetorical spin, and—not to put too fine a point on it—blatant lying about the future of our system of old-age benefits, is unequaled in the history...
May 10, 2011 - 11:00am
Little Colonel's final show of the season, Social Security, opens on Thursday.
 
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