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“‘Social Security doesn’t even cover my entire rent.’ How retirees say Congress should change benefits”

“‘Social Security doesn’t even cover my entire rent.’ How retirees say Congress should change benefits”

Originally published by CNBC– It’s no secret that Social Security is underfunded, and many Americans are struggling to scrape by on their monthly benefit checks. Now, congressional leaders have raised a key …

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“‘A blessing’ for Hartford: Mothers United Against Violence awarded $300,000 federal grant”

“‘A blessing’ for Hartford: Mothers United Against Violence awarded $300,000 federal grant”

Originally published by Hartford Courant– For years, Deborah Davis and her colleagues at Mothers United Against Violence have sought to help people at the worst moments of their lives. They have organized …

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“3 House Democrats unveil a plan to send $100 monthly gas checks to Americans and provide relief from rising prices”

“3 House Democrats unveil a plan to send $100 monthly gas checks to Americans and provide relief from rising prices”

Originally published by Business Insider– Three House Democrats introduced a bill last week to provide Americans with monthly direct payments through 2022 — or, at least, while prices remain exceptionally high. Reps. …

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“Legislators push for state and federal gas rebates”

“Legislators push for state and federal gas rebates”

Originally published by David Enterprise– On Thursday, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, along with Reps. John Larson, D-Ct., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., introduced the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 in the U.S. House …

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“CT lawmakers react to Ukrainian president’s pleas”

“CT lawmakers react to Ukrainian president’s pleas”

Originally published by WFSB Eyewitness News– HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Reactions over a plea for help by the president of Ukraine were sent out on Wednesday. Volodymyr Zelenskyy invoked the Sept. 11 …

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“Strengthen, Don’t Sunset, Social Security”

“Strengthen, Don’t Sunset, Social Security”

Originally published by Wall Street Journal– In “Why I’m Defying Beltway Cowardice” (op-ed, March 4), Sen. Rick Scott defends his Rescue America Plan. I give him credit for being honest about what …

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“Readers Speak: Apple Cinemas don’t serve art-film fans”

“Readers Speak: Apple Cinemas don’t serve art-film fans”

Originally published by Hartford Courant– In a recent letter to the Courant, Larry Lazor, who is a Republican running to represent the 1st Congressional District, made the all-to-common mistake of telling Hartford …

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“Fred Goldenberg: Raise the cap and save Social Security”

“Fred Goldenberg: Raise the cap and save Social Security”

Originally published by Record Eagle– On Jan. 1, 2022 — 61 seconds into the new year — Jeff Bezos hit his income cap for Social Security payroll tax. The world’s richest man, …

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“The AARP Releases New Plan for Social Security Reform”

“The AARP Releases New Plan for Social Security Reform”

Originally published by National Interest– The Social Security Administration announced last August that its main trust fund will no longer be able to pay full benefits by 2034, a year earlier than previously projected. …

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“New Bill Aims to Protect Social Security Recipients from Fraud”

“New Bill Aims to Protect Social Security Recipients from Fraud”

Originally published by National Interest– While it’s not clear exactly what Congress might do to save Social Security, some lawmakers are already working on their own solutions. Rep. John Larson (D-CT) has introduced a …

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“Shift in tax treatment for R&D expenses a hit to innovation”

“Shift in tax treatment for R&D expenses a hit to innovation”

Originally published by Roll Call– Innovation leadership in the United States is at serious risk with the 2022 shift in income tax treatment of research and development (R&D) expenses.  For the first …

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“Opinion: Losing a spouse’s Social Security benefit can push the elderly into poverty”

“Opinion: Losing a spouse’s Social Security benefit can push the elderly into poverty”

Originally published by MarketWatch– This problem is especially vexing for women, who typically experience a nearly 40% drop in household income after a spouse passes away (compared to a 22% drop for men). Because …

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