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Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security  — Washington Post

OSIJEK, Croatia — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln…

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Millions of Social Security recipients to get small cost-of-living bump for 3rd straight year  — U.S. News & World Report

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less than 2 percent. That…

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Majority of American Senior Citizens Would be in Poverty Without Social Security  — Senior Journal

The last time we got a report on poverty in the U.S., which was just weeks ago, senior citizens seemed to be doing pretty well. Although the “official poverty” report said 4.2 million seniors lived in poverty, the rate was…

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Millennials Actually Have an Edge on Retirement  — Time

Every generation likes to think it’s nothing like the one that came before it. As for retirement, millennials might actually be right. Twenty- and 30-year-olds make up the first postwar generation with almost no shot at getting a traditional pension…

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Changing public attitudes toward federalism  — Washington Post

In this fascinating recent Cato Institute study, political scientists John Samples and Emily McClintock Ekins compile extensive survey data indicating that public opinion has shifted in favor of political decentralization over the last several decades. In a poll conducted last year,…

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Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MI)

“Do I want Social Security to be there for my kids and my grand kids? Absolutely. Will I fight like a tiger to make sure that we protect Social Security? I absolutely will.”

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“What is the disability waiting period?”

Answer: Social Security disability requirements include a waiting period of five full calendar months before entitlement to benefits can begin. Benefits are paid starting for the sixth full month after the date a disability is determined to begin.  This date, called the onset,…

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