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  • Social Security boosted by immigration bill, chief actuary says

    WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate immigration proposal would provide a boost to the Social Security fund, its chief actuary said Wednesday, as more immigrants come out of the underground economy and begin paying taxes. The assessment of the bill’...
  • Obama to liberal activists: 'I need you'

    Obama to liberal activists: 'I need you'
    SAN JOSE – Avoiding the controversial issue of domestic spying, President Obama told a gathering of liberal activists Thursday that they may not always agree with him, but their shared work on causes such as the overhaul of the nation’s...
  • '60 Minutes'' shameful attack on the disabled

    '60 Minutes'' shameful attack on the disabled
    Is it possible for a major news organization to produce a story about the Social Security disability program without interviewing a single disabled person or disability advocate? That's the experiment "60 Minutes" conducted Sunday. The result was...
  • Son secretly took out huge student loans in parent's name

    Son secretly took out huge student loans in parent's name
    Dear Liz: Our son went to an expensive private school and ended up with more than $100,000 in federal and private loans by the time he graduated. My wife cosigned a private loan for $25,000 for the first year, and that was the last we heard of any loans...
  • The 'income verification' myth buried in the shutdown deal

    The 'income verification' myth buried in the shutdown deal
    The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it. The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
  • Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled

    Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled
    To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event. The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
  • CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out

    CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out
    A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
  • California gives a huge payoff to the NFL

    California gives a huge payoff to the NFL
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill giving the National Football League an enormous break -- at the expense of players who get hurt, sometimes devastatingly, entertaining the fans. He should be ashamed. The measure (AB 1309) may have been the most...
  • Give Congress a pay raise!

    Give Congress a pay raise!
    Oh. Have I got your attention now? (Apologies to Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.) This may be a case of the worst timing ever, but the question of whether Congress is underpaid actually is on the table right now. You can thank tin-eared...
  • False equivalency from Fix the Debt

    False equivalency from Fix the Debt
    You can always identify true ideologues -- their pitch never changes, no matter the weather, political or otherwise. That's the case with Fix the Debt, a lobby group for deficit hawks that's connected umbilically to hedge fund billionaire Peter G....
  • Mickey Kaus gets his own taxes wrong

    Mickey Kaus gets his own taxes wrong
    Mickey Kaus, the neoliberal (whatever that is) blogger from L.A.'s Westside, writes in the Daily Caller that he has just discovered he had no taxed income last year. "I am the 47%," he declares, referring to Mitt Romney's celebrated rant about non-tax-...