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Sep 08 2015
Over the past 80 years, Social Security has become the largest single government program in the world, accounting for 26% ($906 billion) of total US federal spending in 2014 ($3.5 trillion). Since 2010, the Social Security trust fund has been paying out more in benefits than it collects in employee taxes, and is projected to run out of money by 2034. One proposal to replace the currentProCon.org
Oct 12 2015
Sen. Bernie Sanders repeats a Democratic talking point in saying that Social Security hasn’t contributed “one penny” — or “one nickel” — to the deficit. In fact, it contributed $73 billion to the deficit in 2014.FactCheck.org
Aug 01 2015
Social Security is known as the "third rail" of politics because of how politically sensitive it is. Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to take away your Social Security every campaign cycle, it seems.
But what politicians don't tell you is that Social Security cuts are going to come unless the program is reformed, because it is headed towards insolvency. Fast.
Sep 03 2015
The Iran nuclear deal is a break from decades of bipartisan consensus, opposed by two of the highest ranking Democrats in the Senate and in several key respects violates the current administration’s own policy. This is an important deal. This is a bad deal. The Senate should reject it.
Then-Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican, famously declared during the Democratic TrumanDuf Sundheim
Sep 24 2014
In August, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ended a monthlong contest it hopes will shorten the time that travelers spend in airport-security lines. Agency officials plan to award $15,000 in prize money to the applicants with the best ideas. My suggestion — disband the TSA and liberalize security.Washington Times
Jun 12 2014
I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country. If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come. We must be in favor of reform—smart reform that starts with border security. Characterizing that position as "amnesty" is simply untrue. What we have now is a lawless border. Current policy is a beacon for more illegalBreitbart News
Dec 26 2013
With the confirmation of Jeh Johnson, the former Pentagon counsel theres an opportunity to bring immigration enforcement into balance.New York Times (News)
Dec 19 2012
How to restructure Social SecurityAmerican Enterprise Institute
Sep 28 2012
In the United States, Social Security refers to the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) federal program. The original Social Security Act (1935) and the current version of the Act, as amended encompass several social welfare and social insurance programs.Wikipedia
Sep 28 2012
Social Security's day of reckoning is uncomfortably near. In 15 years it will pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes, and the money in the purported trust fund has long been spent on other government needs. Social Security has gaping holes that cannot be fixed with only minor changes. But there is a solution, one that gives Americans more control over their own money, which meansCato Institute