Articles Tagged 'Social Security'

McConnell says deficits ‘not a Republican problem’

by NIV ELIS, The Hill
October 17, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said the nation’s rising debts were something for both parties to address. Treasury data released Monday showed… READ MORE

Senate votes to repeal Obama’s ban on gun sales for certain Social Security recipients

Congress on Wednesday approved the first gun rights bill of the new Republican-controlled Washington, voting to erase an Obama administration regulation that would have forced… READ MORE

House Republicans consider little-used act to repeal gun rules for Social Security recipients

House Republicans will move this week to wipe out a series of rules finalized in the closing days of the Obama administration, including one that… READ MORE

Gun-rights groups hope Trump nixes Social Security role in background checks

by Fred Lucas |
January 17, 2017
Second Amendment advocates hope President-elect Donald Trump will reverse a new rule by the outgoing Obama administration under which the Social Security system could be… READ MORE

Federal debt hits $19 trillion; new record set

The federal government is now officially $19 trillion in debt, according to the latest figures released by the Treasury Department Monday that show the Obama… READ MORE

Bad news for retirees: No Social Security cost-of-living increase, higher medical costs for many

Tens of millions of seniors will see no annual cost-of-living adjustment in their Social Security checks in 2016, the government said Thursday, unwelcome news that… READ MORE

Own A Gun? Lose Your Social Security

July 20, 2015
The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own… READ MORE

Illegal immigrants to be eligible for Social Security, Medicare

November 27, 2014
Illegal immigrants who apply for work permits in the U.S. under President Obama’s new executive actions will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare, the White House says. Under the sweeping actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number, which would allow them to pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.… READ MORE

Obama under fire for backtracking on trims to Social Security

February 21, 2014
President Obama is under fire from Republicans for backtracking on proposed Social Security and other benefit cuts in his upcoming budget proposal. The White House confirmed Thursday that the president’s forthcoming budget blueprint would no longer contain what had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. In years past, Obama had offered to trim cost-of-living increases in Social… READ MORE

Scare: Obama Admin Says Social Security Payments In Jeopardy

The Social Security Administration has begun warning the public it cannot guarantee full benefit payments if the debt ceiling isn’t increased. When asked by the… READ MORE

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