Social Security http://tspr.org en The Attack on Entitlements http://tspr.org/post/attack-entitlements <p>Insurance policyholders who pay their premiums, people who work, and veterans who serve all are eligible for coverage, for wages and for benefits. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:29 +0000 Bill Knight 51642 at http://tspr.org The Attack on Entitlements New Scheme for Cutting Social Security http://tspr.org/post/new-scheme-cutting-social-security <p>Seeing contradictions instead of complexities in attitudes and preferences by the Millennial generation is perhaps why Big Business and the elite have started focusing on 18- to 34-year-old Americans in the newest scheme to cut Social Security. But 1 percenters have misinterpreted young adults as vulnerable, dumb or both.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:26:37 +0000 Bill Knight 45180 at http://tspr.org New Scheme for Cutting Social Security The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs http://tspr.org/post/fiscal-cliff-and-cuts-popular-programs <p>All the yakking about a fiscal cliff seems to fall somewhere between mistaken Mayan prophecies about Doomsday and hypersonic skydiving from space.</p><p></p><p>The lame-duck 112th Congress – hamstrung by Tea Party Republicans in the House and filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate – is proposing to Democratic President Barack Obama that Social Security, Medicare and other social services be cut. Meanwhile, the Economic Policy Institute has released a report with a solution: Cut the deficit by growing the economy.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:49:14 +0000 Bill Knight & Bill 26066 at http://tspr.org The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs Congressman Promotes IAAAP http://tspr.org/post/congressman-promotes-iaaap <p>Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) used part of his time away from Washington D.C. to tour the southeast corner of his district.</p><p>He spent nearly two hours at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown on Wednesday and more than an hour at River Hills Village in Keokuk.</p><p>IAAAP</p><p>Rep. Loebsack’s trip to the roughly 19,000 acre military installation took him far beyond the administrative building along Highway 34.</p><p>The Congressman got to visit the new production line for 40 mm grenades and see them being tested on a large firing range.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:52:36 +0000 Jason Parrott 20523 at http://tspr.org Congressman Promotes IAAAP Congressman Loebsack in SEIA http://tspr.org/post/congressman-loebsack-seia <p>Southeast Iowa&rsquo;s Congressman is looking to his constituents for ideas to protect the future of Social Security.</p><p>Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) says he would not be where he is today without the program.</p><p>He says Social Security helped his family get by while he was growing up and helped him afford to go to college.</p><p>The Congressman says that is why lawmakers must make sure the program remains solvent for decades to come.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 10853 at http://tspr.org Congressman Loebsack in SEIA