Social Security

A Romney supporter at an event in Virginia (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior Vote

Obama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors’ top concern is the economy’s struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.

09/28/2012

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

(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Candidates In East Bay Congressional Race Squabbling Over Social Security

A tightly contested East Bay Congressional race is getting nastier and nastier by the day as the two candidates are at odds over Social Security benefits.

08/21/2012

A direct express card. (U.S. Treasury Department)

ConsumerWatch: Complaints Filed Over Social Security Debit Cards

The Treasury Department is pushing to make all government benefits paperless by 2013, a move, the Obama Administration estimates, will save taxpayers $303 million in the first five years after the change takes effect, but the changes may take some getting used to for consumers.

09/29/2011

Rick Perry

Rick Perry Makes Impression on Wealthy Silicon Valley Donors

Texas Governor Rick Perry made his Bay Area debut as a presidential candidate on Friday with an appearance in East Palo Alto to raise money in his first California campaign swing.

09/10/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

IRS Warns Of Scam Targeting Elderly Bay Area Residents

The Internal Revenue Service is warning Northern California residents of a scam that targets the elderly and disabled. IRS authorities have received reports of incidents in Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, and places within the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, but do not know the extent of the scam.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

(AP)

KCBS In Depth: The National Debt

A KCBS In Depth interview with former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, who co-chairs the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on the national debt.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/13/2011

Bittersweet Birthday for Social Security

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law 75 years ago, but fears that it’s about to change dramatically drew crowds to San Francisco on Saturday.

08/14/2010

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