We watched the recent Democratic debate with hopes of hearing some plans for addressing the growing crisis of poverty and inequality in our nation. Would any of the candidates really talk about poverty? Would would any of them even mention the 6.4 million senior citizens living in poverty?
Here are three quick take-aways from our first look at today’s United States Census Income and Poverty report. 1. Women over 75 are at particular “Senior Poverty in Today’s Census Report”
In observing this anniversary, we need to celebrate the critical role played by Social Security in enabling older Americans and workers who become disabled to “Statement: Happy Birthday to Social Security”
(7/24/12) As policymakers debate changing the cost of living adjustment, NSCLC recommends a switch to the CPI-E as the basis for calculating the COLA for “Policy Issue Brief: Does the Social Security COLA Need to be Changed?”
This policy Issue Brief discusses the serious long-term negative impact of increasing the Social Security retirement age. Read the Issue Brief: Increasing the Social Security “Increasing the Social Security Retirement Age Cuts Benefits and Drives Up Administrative Costs”