Trump: Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme — reflected by Nancy Altman of Social Security Works. Trump’s latest comments, that he will stop workers’ contributions to Social Security if re-elected is a death threat to that trust fund. She expands that these contributions are money held in trust to provide for workers, their families, and […]
Richard Eskow, Senior Advisor for Health & Economic Justice at Social Security Works, talks in some detail about how the economic bailout money is targeting corporate bailout over individual assistance, with $500 billion in direct payments and $6 trillion to failing corporations like Boeing.
All the presidential candidates say they support Social Security… but do they? Linda Benesch from Social Security Works talks about the candidates plans: how some claim the need to “cut Social Security to save it”. Benesch says that’s the call by the wealthy to austerity when the U.S. can afford the Social Security.
After claiming on the campaign that he wouldn’t touch Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security, acting-President Trump’s latest budget proposal guts all three. Jan talks with Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, author, advisor to Congress, and with a 40-year background in Social Security and private pensions, about the programs and how they can and […]
Today we bring you another two-part episode! First, we hear from members of The Left Berlin about the rise of neo-Nazism and fascist groups in Germany. Then, an update on the future of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid with Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works.
The U.S. Senate is preparing for a reconciliation vote on Thursday, which will allow votes for the budget to pass on a simple majority, 51 votes, instead of the Senate’s usual 60 votes. Linda Benesch from Social Security Works talks about potential Medicare and Medicaid cuts Republicans want in order to pay for tax cuts […]