Category Archives: Social Security

Trump opens Pandora’s box

I care about your opinions and will continue to work to find common ground so that we can solve the problems of our country together.–Tom Reed Trump opens Pandora’s box and as Tom Reed looks on smiling,  furies fly about: … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s contradictions

“We care about our senior citizens and those living on fixed incomes.  That is why we have repeatedly called for a review of the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment formula. It needs to be modified to reflect the realities … Continue reading

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Is Tom Reed from here?

With 46 million Americans currently living in poverty, our safety net programs need to be reformed to better empower low-income Americans to find work and provide for themselves and their families. –Tom Reed Tom Reed’s reelection campaigns have attempted to … Continue reading

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Make Social Security a Key Issue in 2016

We don’t hear about Social Security very much in the chatter of presidential primary campaigning. Especially not from the Republicans. That is going to change as the campaigns move to the general election phase after the July National Conventions. Social … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Survey Questions Analyzed

I recently received the 2015 Official U.S. Government Survey from Rep. Reed’s office.  We were told that “your responses are necessary to help guide federal policy.” These issues are complex; many questions give simplified descriptions that do not inform the … Continue reading

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The Truth about Social Security’s Treasury Bonds

“The government has lied to you and they have stolen from you. They told you that your Social Security money is in a trust fund. All that’s in that trust fund is a pile of IOUs for money they spent … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s fancy footwork on SS Disability

How quickly Tom’s position can change. Jan 5, 2015 Tom Reed Press Release: Congressman Tom Reed announced today that he is joining Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) as a co-sponsor of an amendment to proposed House rules for the 114th Congress. … Continue reading

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How does the new Budget Deal affect Social Security?

On Monday (October 26) evening news leaked out about the tentative Federal Budget/Deb Ceiling agreement. Rachael Maddow reported that the rumors of the deal had been trickling in, but nothing was confirmed.  The New York Times used congressional aides as sources. Finally, … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the budget

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a Freedom Caucus member, writes: today, the House Freedom Caucus issued the following statement: The latest budget deal continues the sad pattern of the past five years: a fiscal monstrosity gets negotiated in secret with Obama, … Continue reading

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Social Security Activist to Run For Congress (NY24)

Syracuse University Professor Eric Kingson has announced that he is seeking to be the democratic party nomination for the 24th Congressional District. You  might not recognize Kingson’s name. Besides his day job of being a Professor of Social Work, he … Continue reading

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