Americans were generally content with across-the-board tax rates during the 1950s and '60s that were far higher than tax rates today.
Life spans have increased, but some say raising the Social Security retirement age is not fair for all seniors.
Members of the two major U.S. political parties have distinctly different visions for 401k's, Social Security and Medicare.
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Benefit recipients will get a small increase next year, and the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will rise.
Misunderstanding about Social Security abounds. Let's examine some common misconceptions in detail.
A TV camera focused on a Medicare card displayed by a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, making her Social Security number clearly visible to the TV audience.
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