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  • Letters: Adjusting to the new health law

    Re "Insurance sticker shock," Oct. 27 Something about this story doesn't add up. Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris, the self-employed lawyer profiled in this article whose current insurance policy will be canceled because it doesn't conform to new...
  • Letters: CEOs want to cut Social Security? That's rich.

    Re "CEOs want you — to fix the debt," Opinion, Dec. 1 Consider my modest proposal on the matter of the CEOs at the Business Roundtable advocating the reduction of Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to the highest in the...
  • Millennial generation sours on Obama, skeptical of healthcare law

    Millennial generation sours on Obama, skeptical of healthcare law
    Members of the huge millennial generation, who have strongly supported President Obama in the past, have soured on him and take a skeptical view of his signature healthcare law, according to a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics. “...
  • No, Obamacare's problems aren't a threat to liberalism

    No, Obamacare's problems aren't a threat to liberalism
    Matthew Yglesias this week has jumped on one of the more discreditable bandwagons of Obamacare revisionism: the notion that the failure of the enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, has done near permanent damage to progressive principles.  A lot of that...
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
  • The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI

    The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI
    We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
  • Explaining the 'mystery' of where all the disabled are coming from

    Explaining the 'mystery' of where all the disabled are coming from
    The apparent explosion in Social Security disability claimants in recent years has provided endless fodder for critics of the program. Their favored explanation is that the growth in the ranks of the disabled, from 250,000 new claimants a year in 1970...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!
    We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...
  • Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment

    Social Security benefits to rise 1.5% after inflation adjustment
    Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...
  • The right way to make a federal budget

    The right way to make a federal budget
    A budget panel composed of Democratic, Republican and independent members of the Senate and House is working on ways to avoid another government shutdown like the nightmare we all were just forced to endure. As a member of that committee, I realize that...
  • Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'

    Fortunate to be able to take 'practice retirement'
    Dear Liz: I'm in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right...