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Future Solvency of Social Security

Is he believable? Is there money in the Fund?  Just curious on others thoughts . . .  http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/FutureofSocialSecurity12 The Big Lie Of Social Security This topic has been brought up quite often in the ...

Forum topic - DmaxSilver - Nov 3 2011 - 7:36pm - 8 comments

Good news, everyone! That pesky recession is over. -Geithner

"Over the past two years, the Administration, along with Congress and financial regulators, implemented emergency policies that ended the worst recession since the Great Depression and put the nation on a path to economic recovery." ...

Forum topic - legamin - Jan 23 2011 - 2:31am - 4 comments

Could you retire without Social Security?

Last week's landmark tax deal sharply changes the financial outlook for Social Security. That has huge implications for your retirement. And most people don't have a clue what's coming. ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Dec 20 2010 - 8:34am - 54 comments

Social Secuity Administration Cost-of-Living Adjustment

I just received "Important Social Security Information" from the SSA.  Did you know that "your social security benefits are protected against inflation" ?  Wow!   Imagine my relief!!!!  But wait, there's more!  "By ...

Forum topic - ltlredwagon - Dec 7 2010 - 1:21pm - 1 comment

Under Funded Government (all levels) Pensions

Question related to Municide and ALL Gov't pension plans - Local, Muni, County, State, Fed. Several years ago many large corporations went from Defined Benefit plans - like the Gov't entities mentioned above - to 'Cash Balance plans. The ...

Forum topic - denrgj - Oct 24 2010 - 9:48am - 1 comment

Social Security Benefits: Poor, Nasty, Brutish and Short

The president who campaigned on a platform of 'change' digs in his heels on Social Security: “I’ll fight with everything I’ve got to stop those who would gamble your Social Security on Wall Street,” Mr. Obama said on Saturday  in his ...

Forum topic - machinehead - Aug 15 2010 - 11:34am - 8 comments

Social Security: the Bipartisan 'Soft Default' Plan

BOHICA, as the saying goes. 'Bend over, here it comes again!' House leaders of both parties recently signaled that they are prepared to tackle a leading long-term liability — Social Security — by raising the retirement age. Speaking ...

Forum topic - machinehead - Jul 14 2010 - 2:44pm - 7 comments

Health care battle ends; war on social security begins

This truth was revealed in the same article, when Obama’s new appointee to head Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald Berwick, was discussed.  The main qualification of Dr. Berwick is that he plans to, in his own words, “Over the next three years, reduce ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Apr 6 2010 - 5:43pm - 1 comment

The Entitlement Crunch Has Started

For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year. Not anymore. This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the ...

Forum topic - Rector - Mar 14 2010 - 10:02pm - 3 comments

More evidence of the disconnect between "them" and "us"

In trying times, Congress feels comfortable with increasing their budget by almost 6%. "The measure includes a hodgepodge of new funding for lawmakers: a $500,000 pilot program for senators to send out postcards about their town hall meetings, ...

Forum topic - MarkM - Oct 15 2009 - 9:17am - 0 comments

Millions face shrinking social security payments

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Millions-face-shrinking-apf-538376147.html... (Current News & Events, Social Security, Important) ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Aug 23 2009 - 10:48pm - 0 comments

Social Security projections?

Not sure I buy this one. I don't think anyone has a crystal ball at this point. http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retirement/article/107258/the-myth-of-201... (Current News & Events, debts, Social Security, Important) Not sure ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Jul 1 2009 - 9:28pm - 0 comments

Social Security Issues

Does anyone have any links to information on the status of Social Security. Chris noted a few weeks ago that more people than expected are entering into early retirement due to the lousy economy. Where can I get the facts on SS inflows, outlays, number ...

Forum topic - Morpheus - Jun 19 2009 - 1:58pm - 4 comments

What Social Security's Underfunding Means for Your Retirement

http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retirement/article/107077/What-Social-Security's-Underfunding-Means-for-Your-Retirement?mod=fidelity-readytoretire Re: What Social Security's Underfunding Means for Your ... by Emily Brandon ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - May 14 2009 - 5:14pm - 5 comments

Budget experts predict no Social Security cost-of-living increases for 3 years

I had to shake my head on this one. Inflation on food, energy, still going up in this depression. But government finds a way to stick it to you again.   http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retirement/article/106849/Recession-Hits-... Re: ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Apr 1 2009 - 11:40pm - 4 comments

The FDIC: as Rock Solid as Social Security

 We all should be painfully aware by now that there is nothing held inside the Social Security and Medicare trust funds but a bunch of IOUs. http://www.financialsense.com/fsu/editorials/delta/2009/0316.html (Current News & Events, ...

Forum topic - investorzzo - Mar 16 2009 - 5:54pm - 0 comments

This Requires Serious Discussion

DrKrbyLuv DrKrbyLuv posted this yesterday (post #27) in the "Anyone taking the 10% penalty and cashing out 401k or ..." thread. http://market-ticker.denninger.net/archives/852-Whats-Dead-Short-Answer-... It quickly ...

Forum topic - SamLinder - Mar 6 2009 - 12:57pm - 36 comments

The Next Phase: Looting Social Security, 401Ks, IRAs and Whatever Is Left?

http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2009/02/next-phase-in-march-of-... After what we have seen in the last eight years in particular, why do we assume that there is any boundary to the venality of powerful men? That there is ever ...

Forum topic - SamLinder - Feb 13 2009 - 6:17pm - 14 comments