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Social Security

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.

09/27/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

File photo of a foreclosed home. (credit: Getty Images)

Study: Almost Half Of Americans Die With Less Than $10,000 In Assets

Close to half of Americans die owning very little in financial assets, with senior citizens relying heavily on Social Security to help get them through their retirement years.

08/08/2012

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Daughter Charged With Stealing Social Security Payments To Her Dead Parents

An East Hartford woman has admitted stealing more than $180,000 in Social Security benefit payments that were made to her dead parents.

02/16/2012

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Call To Keep Social Security Branch Office Open

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators and a congressman are pushing the Social Security Administration to reconsider its plan to close a branch in Fairfield County this week.

01/30/2012

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Hearing Set On Planned Closing Of Social Security Office

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators and a congressman have set a hearing to air concerns about a plan to close a busy Social Security Administration office in Fairfield County.

01/17/2012

Social Security Administration logo.  From SSA.gov.

Feds: Brothers Collected Dead Mom’s Social Security

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the indictment alleges 54-year-old Paul Wiegman received more than $90,000 in benefits intended for his mother from the time she died in December 2002 until approximately March 2010.

12/22/2011

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State’s Congressional Delegation to Join AARP To Protect Benefits

Top leaders of Connecticut’s AARP office are heading to Washington, D.C., to push members of the Congressional delegation to oppose cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits.

07/13/2011

S&C with Barbara Kenelly

S&C talk with Barbara Kenelly, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve National Social Security and Medicare.

12/06/2010

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