Posts Tagged ‘ tax wealthy americans ’

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOCIAL SECURITY

Aug 14th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Social Security Turns 77 Today Today, August 14, 2012, Social Security celebrates 77 years of keeping seniors out of poverty, providing assistance to disabled Americans who can no longer work and offering reassurance to the elderly that they will be able to live out their lives in relative peace and comfort. True, the average Social [...]



DON’T DECREASE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS… INCREASE THEM

May 7th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A Plan for Increasing Social Security Benefits Plans are beginning to surface for increasing Social Security benefits. Many pensions have been blown to smithereens in the past five years.  Retirement plans have been decimated.  Social Security is the only option left for millions of Americans when they retire. This issue is one of the top [...]



STAGGERING INCOME INCREASE FOR TOP 1 PERCENT EXAMINED

Oct 27th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Income Increases Dramatically for Top 1 Percent The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report recently showing how and why income rose so dramatically for the top 1 percent over the past 28 years.  The CBO is a nonpartisan office that provides research for Congress, based on requests.  This report was requested by Senators Charles [...]



Senior Citizen Perspectives: Taxes, Deficits, The National Debt

Jul 15th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A recent publication SCJ received provides some good advice and information about taxes, the national debt, federal deficits and senior citizens.  Edward Jones Investment Company offers a well-balanced perspective on the national ills we seniors are currently facing.// What the article does not address is the question SCJ continues to put on the front burner:  [...]