Alternet: Progressive Activists Ambush Joe Manchin Before Vote to Confirm Big Pharma Executive

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Progressive Activists Ambush Joe Manchin Before Vote to Confirm Big Pharma Executive By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet January 25, 2018, 1:43 PM GMT On Wednesday, the Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive, as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Servi...
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Alternet: One Republican’s Disastrous Plan Would Make Student Debt an Even Bigger Problem

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One Republican's Disastrous Plan Would Make Student Debt an Even Bigger Problem You won’t believe where he wants to get the money from. By Liz Posner / AlterNet January 10, 2018, 2:51 PM GMT Rep. Tom Garrett has a crazy new proposal intended to ease the student debt crisis, whic...
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Rewire: Your Money or Your Life? The GOP Wants Both

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Your Money or Your Life? The GOP Wants Both Dec 5, 2017, 7:13am Jodi Jacobson Many of the implications—and intentions—of this bill are all too clear. By creating massive deficits (even the mention of which I am old enough to remember would once-upon-a-time send Republicans into fainting spell...
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Market Watch: You’ll never live to be 150 and other things to know about aging in America

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Young people should count on Social Security in the future, said Nancy Altman, the president of Social Security Works, partly because both Democratic and Republican voters agree Social Security needs to be around. Read more at MarketWatch...
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Washington Post: Social Security checks finally get an increase, but it’s still not enough

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Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works, said the COLA increase is not enough after years of no or minuscule increases. “For many beneficiaries, even this small adjustment will be wiped out by increases in Medicare premiums and other health-care costs,” she said. “It’s long past ...
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Alternet: Republicans Are Intent on Destroying Health Care, Putting Tens of Millions of American Lives at Risk

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“On a party line vote, the House just passed a budget that cuts Medicare by nearly $500 billion and Medicaid by up to $1.5 trillion, along with raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, which advocates for expanding that bedroc...
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Reuters: Aging United States must get the economics right on immigration

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Cutting immigration rates in half - the stated goal of the Trump administration - would cost Social Security $2.4 trillion in lost payroll tax revenues over the next 75 years, according to an analysis of Social Security data by Nancy Altman, president of the Social Security Works advocacy coalition....
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Washington Post: With ‘Better Deal,’ Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

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“By understanding that the root of the problem is concentrated money and power, the starting point is correct,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works. “That lets us end at expanding Medicare for everyone or healthcare as a right. As a starting point this is in stark con...
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CNBC: Advocates say Social Security expansion is possible

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"The numbers make it clear that the question about whether to expand or cut Social Security is a question of values, not affordability," said Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. Read more at CNBC...
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HuffPost: Progressives Skewer Silicon Valley Billionaires’ Newest Political Pet Project

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“The weakness of the Democratic Party is not due to an underrepresentation of venture capitalists and tech company board members,” said Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, which advocates for expansion of that federal program. “The philosophical core of the Democratic Par...
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