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Taxpaying Workers Will Be Punished by Trump’s New Curbs on Immigrants Receiving Public Benefits
August 16, 2019
In his defense this week of the Trump Administration’s “public charge rule” that aims to limit immigration for people perceived likely to need public benefits,...
The SECURE Act Falls Far Short Of Enhancing Retirement Security
June 17, 2019
Congress seems about ready to pass a package of about 28 retirement and pension plan changes the House calls the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up...
If Tax Refunds And Benefits Are Delayed By Shutdown, That Would Hurt Vulnerable Americans
January 14, 2019
For many US households, the ongoing partial government shutdown is inconvenient. But for low-income households, it may become a severe hardship. If the shutdown goes...
Congress Should Make The EITC Available To Older Workers
January 13, 2019
The earned income tax credit (EITC) lifts millions of workers out of poverty each year. But older workers who do not live with minor children...
Taxing Employer-Sponsored Insurance Would Hike Social Security Benefits But Boost Federal Coffers
May 8, 2014
The tax subsidy for employer-sponsored health insurance is huge. Not only are the premiums exempt from income tax, they are also immune from Social...
How To Fix Social Security Disability Insurance
June 21, 2013
Social Security Disability Insurance has often been forgotten in the debate over the broader Social Security program. But Congress is beginning to pay attention, perhaps...
Social Security & Medicare Lifetime Benefits
November 5, 2012
How much will you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes over your lifetime? And how much can you expect to get back in benefits?...
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