Category Archives: Social Security

The GOP Must Accept a More Progressive Platform or Face Its Demise

I understand that many Republicans, at least the ordinary Republicans, have reasons for their conservative views and some of those views are even reasonable. I also know that many of their views

Obama Offer to Cut Social Programs in Bid to GOP

President Barack Obama recently made an offer to Republicans to put Social Security on the table and possibly Medicare. The deal the president offered would save $1.8 trillion over ten years and

Medicare and Social Security Can Expect Cuts

If there is ever a deal between Congress and the president, to divert cuts and find some common ground, or should I say some fair trades, the big three entitlements will face

Obama’s Second Presidential Inauguration: Here is Hoping for Greatness

President Barack Obama has finally crossed the last threshold into his second term as president. His speechwriter deserves great praise for a speech I believe will be historical in its full context.

ObamaCare is Off the Table in “Fiscal Cliff” Negotiations

Those who poured out in droves to vote for President Obama, who by the way, won a second term in office, deserve to have what they stood in long lines on Election

Election 2014: Democrats, Get to Work or Face Chance of Losing Senate

We supporters of Barack Obama just won a major election and we are all feeling confident. We should, Obama definitely won a mandate when it comes to raising taxes on the rich,

Why can’t we peaceful people be given a choice?

About four or so months I attended a progressive town hall meeting hosted by my Rep. Eddie B. Johnson, with Rep. Barbara Lee from California. An old-aged attendent asked about the healthcare

A Mitt Romney Presidency Will Hurt the Poor

There are many reasons why someone is poor – maybe they’re uneducated and can’t obtain a well-paying job; maybe they’ve had a tough life or been through an expensive medical crisis that

A Ten Point Pledge to Workers from Lawmakers

The organization “Americans for Tax Reform” founded by Grover Norquist is well known for its anti-tax pledge which most Republican lawmakers and candidates for president have signed. The pledge binds those who

Nation Divided

I often hear someone say “Why does it take a national tragedy to bring us together?” and I realize that the question seems to be one of those “hidden” meanings that we