Social Security

Obama Offers Tax, Benefits Concessions

President Barack Obama has agreed to curtail future cost-of-living hikes for Social Security and softened his demand for higher taxes on the rich in talks to avoid the ‘‘fiscal cliff,’’ people familiar with the talks said.

Shame On Us, America

In one of our most recent presidential debates, the candidates argued over why it's in the best of interest of the United States to support the idea that cars destined to be sold in China need to be built in China.

US National Debt - 5 Times Greater Than The Government Admits

The IOU that is being laid on the doorsteps of U.S. taxpayers in the form of the national debt is far greater than most Americans realize. That's because the federal government does not report the true size of the national debt -- now nearly $80 trillion.

Union Budget 2012: What Common Man Wants!

The weeks before the Union budget are days of wishful thinking for the common man. It is always the expectation that the threshold and tax exemption limits will be increased. This year is no exception, and the common man would definitely be happy if his wishes are met.

Payroll Tax Deal Heads for Congressional Passage

A deal to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million U.S. workers through 2012 headed on Thursday toward congressional approval as Democratic and Republican leaders rallied support for the bipartisan agreement.

Rick Perry 2012: What Are His Positions?

Though he continues to lag in national polls, Rick Perry is launching a massive comeback effort in Iowa, which will hold the nation's first caucuses on Jan. 3. Here is an overview of his positions.