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  • Trumpís Tax Plan Could Affect Your Social Security

    04/12/2017 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 61 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Rob Garver
    The Trump administration, at work on a new plan for tax reform, is reportedly considering a plan to cross into one of the most dangerous territories in American politics: fiddling with the Social Security system. According to multiple reports, the administration is entertaining the possibility of eliminating the 12.4 percent payroll tax, which would require it to find a new dedicated funding source for the retirement checks that millions of Americans count on in their old age. The plan, first reported by the Associated Press, would be part of a major overhaul of the tax code that would make the...
  • Trump cut Social Security changes from budget proposal

    04/12/2017 1:57:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/12/17 | Sylvan Lane
    President Trump scrapped potential reforms to Social Security and Medicare while preparing his first budget request, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney, a fiscal hawk and former member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Trump quashed potential changes to Social Security, citing his campaign pledge not to touch the program. ďI laid to him the options that Mick Mulvaney would put on a piece of paper,Ē Mulvaney told CNBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. ďAnd [Trump] looked at one and said, ĎWhat is that?í And I said, ĎWell, that's a change to part of...
  • SSI program shows that socialism is a failure and liberals don't care.

    03/22/2017 8:12:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Social Security... The SSI program. Liberals hail it as the toast of socialism. Liberals promulgate SSI as proof that government cares. The social secuirty program cares, the program is there to help those who cannot help themselves and that welfare state is superior to Christian charity. According to New York Times columnist and leftist Charles Blow, "Social security is the gift of Washington to the American people. It is what makes America a higher standard in freedom and prosperity." Just like everything printed by the Bolshevik News media including the Times and its left wing mouth pieces, nothing could be...
  • Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without SSN.

    02/22/2017 3:31:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 47 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 02/22/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. The agencyís inspector general found errors in the governmentís documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves. The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file. Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed...
  • SSI took away my rights and made me too poor to survive

    12/06/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 21 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The following is an email from Mark Nugent of Sacramento california who at the age of 16 was forced into the mental health system against his will, branded mentally ill, stripped of his trust fund by his liberal parents and forced on SSI. The SSI program was originally intended for those liberals branded too old or too stupid to work. It pays very little, about $695 a month and to receive it one must not hold assets or property worth more than $2000.† People with disabilities who receive SSI [Supplemental Security Income] payments continue to be the nationís poorest citizens....
  • Wow! MN Housing Board to Pay Monthly Rent for Migrants Traveling Back to East Africa

    10/01/2016 5:38:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 10/01/16 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! MN Housing Board to Pay Monthly Rent for Migrants Traveling Back to East Africa Jim Hoft Oct 1st, 2016 1:02 pm 188 Comments somali muslims minnesota Somali Muslims at a town hall event in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Housing Authority passed legislation this week that will allow migrants to skip their monthly rent in Minnesota when they travel back home to East Africa. The move was sought by local East African immigrants. Immigrants traveling for 30 to 90 days could apply for a hardship which will reduce their rent to $75 a month while they are gone. The Star Tribune...
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • Obama proposes expanding Social Security benefits while the program careens toward insolvency

    06/02/2016 7:03:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Jun, 2016 | Rick Moran
    For more than 20 years, the Government Accountability Office has been warning that the varioius Social Security funds would go broke in a matter of decades unless something is done to shore up the program. Unfortunately, there are limited options when trying to address this crisis. You can employ a combination of raising the retirement age and/or increase the FICA tax. Other than that, you're rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic. But President Obama Ė who is fully aware of the threat of insolvency Ė is now proposing that Social Security benefits be increased and wants the "rich"...
  • Obama Admin Works to Keep Guns From Many on Social Security Disability

    05/09/2016 8:08:09 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Stephen Gutowski
    The Social Security Administration has announced the details of a new rule that would bar many receiving federal disability payments from owning firearms. The proposed rule is part of President Obamaís push to tighten gun laws while bypassing Congress. News of the plan to add some Social Security recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, was first uncovered by the Los Angeles Times last summer and has faced fierce opposition from gun rights groups ever since. President Obama announced in January that he was officially ordering the Social Security Administration to start the process for implementing...
  • ‚ÄėThis was all planned‚Äô: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    01/31/2016 5:38:54 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | 5:10am | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn‚Äôt know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business ‚ÄĒ because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the department‚Äôs former top watchdog says. ‚ÄúThis was all planned in advance‚ÄĚ to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency‚Äôs inspector general from 2005 to 2008.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Noncitizens

    11/17/2015 6:21:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Generally, if you’re a noncitizen in one of certain immigration categories granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you may be eligible for SSI if:
  • Transportation Secrecy Administration [ TSA ]

    02/01/2015 8:35:51 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Federal air marshals say agency brass abuses its authority to hide evidence of wrongdoing. Current and former federal air marshals allege that the Transportation Security Administration intentionally hid embarrassing information about supervisorsí misconduct and targeted employees who sought to expose the truth. The allegations revolve around TSA managementís overuse of an agency-specific designation called Sensitive Security Information (SSI). Though it is not classified, information deemed SSI is supposed to be kept from the public because it would harm transportation security. The marshals claim that the TSA has repeatedly abused the SSI classification, even going so far as to use it...
  • Disability Rolls Balloon

    12/05/2014 8:42:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a veteran academic finds something notable in a Republican presidentís administration, itís generally the expansion of a federal government program. At the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Tuesday, Michael Wiseman, an economist at George Washington University (GWU), called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled, the ďbig achievement of the Nixon years.Ē The program dates from 1974. Currently, millions of adults and children are on the program, and millions more are likely to be. ďSince 1996, the real value of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as the Clinton Administration and the Republican Congress renamed welfare) has been declining,Ē...
  • Work's for Squares

    09/01/2014 7:50:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Barron's ^ | August 30, 2014 | Gene Epstein
    The job market has made a comeback over the past year, but the American labor force hasn't, and the prospects don't look good. Work seems to be on the wane in the U.S., with worrisome consequences for economic growth. While the unemployment rate slipped to 6.1% in June -- its lowest level in six years -- the percentage of adult American workers who are actually in the workforce is at its lowest level in 36 years, with no rebound in sight. ... WHEN IT COMES TO the millions of people receiving Social Security disability income, however, it is fairly certain...
  • ĎBlindí Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    01/25/2014 11:42:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A ďblindĒ Wisconsin manís $175,000 Social Security disability fraud scheme ended when federal agents caught him driving a speedboat, according to the inspector general. Lawrence Popp, 58, was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday for defrauding the Social Security Administration... Popp, a wealthy businessman, continued to work and go on lavish vacations in the Cayman Islands while collecting disability benefits for five years. A record 10,988,269 people received federal disability benefits in December 2013, according to the SSA. A 2012 report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) found that more than 25 percent of benefits are awarded with...
  • New figures show a THIRD of all people who applied for sickness benefit were found fit to work.

    01/25/2014 5:59:57 AM PST · by managusta · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    Almost a million people who applied for sickness benefit have instead been found fit for work, according to figures published today. A third (32 per cent) of all new claimants for employment and support allowance (ESA) were assessed as being fit to work and capable of employment between October 2008 and March 2013 - totalling 980,400 people, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said. More than a million others withdrew their claims before reaching a face-to-face assessment - this can be because of individuals recovering and either returning to work, or claiming a benefit more appropriate to their situation....
  • FCC to police news media, question reporters in wide-ranging content survey

    10/30/2013 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/13 | Tim Cavanaugh
    The Federal Communications Commission is planning a broad probe of political speech across media platforms, an unprecedented move that raises serious First Amendment concerns. The FCCís proposed ďMulti-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,Ē which is set to begin a field test in a single market with an eye toward a comprehensive study in 2014, would collect a remarkably wide range of information on demographics, point of view, news topic selection, management style and other factors in news organizations both in and out of the FCCís traditional purview. The airwaves regulator would also subject news producers in all media to invasive...
  • Longing to be a Victim

    10/16/2013 4:23:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | John Stossel
    These days, being seen as a victim can be useful. You immediately claim the moral high ground. Some people want to help you. Lawyers and politicians brag that they force others to help you. This turns some people into whiners with little sense of responsibility. Joe Biden's niece was arrested recently for throwing a punch at a cop. The New York Post says she's addicted to alcohol and pills, but rather than take responsibility for her actions, she blamed them on the "pressure she faces" because her uncle is vice president. Give me a break. America was founded by people...
  • 60 Minutes uncovers how the federal disability system is being GAMED

    10/07/2013 12:52:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | October 6th, 2013 | CBS
    A good report from 60 minutes on how the federal disability system is being gamed at mega taxpayer expense: Steve Kroft reports on the alarming state of the federal disability program, which has exploded in size in the last six years and could become the first federal benefits program to run out of money.
  • EXography: Many disability recipients admit they could work

    07/30/2013 8:46:58 AM PDT · by magellan · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 30, 2013 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Recipients of federal disability checks often admit that they are capable of working but cannot or will not find a job, that those closest to them tell them they should be working, and that working to get off the disability rolls is not among their goals. More baffling, most have never received significant medical treatment and not seen a doctor about their condition in the last year, even though medical problems are the official reason they don't work. Those who acknowledge they're on disability because they can't find a job say they make little effort to find one, according to...