Letter to the Editor: Social Security is a scam

This month marks 84 years of the Social Security program. In 1935, FDR signed the Social Security Act. For the next eight decades, Social Security was sold to Americans as an “insurance policy” that ensures you will have money when you reach retirement. One main difference between a private plan and Social Security, of course, […]

Letter to the Editor: Saving Medicare and Social Security

Accurately laying out the facts is necessary to counter a commentary regarding Social Security and Medicare in the DSN on 04/10/19 from Mr. Daniels titled, “Will Democrats push country to Socialism”? Mr. Daniels covered a hoard of subjects that would take a short story to respond too. For the sake of brevity, the focus here […]

Commentary: Understanding Social Security survivors benefits

Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of the family wage earner can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die. Some of the Social Security taxes you pay go toward survivors benefits for workers and their families. The value of the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Policies creating blue wave of the future

Many Delawareans believe the Social Security Trust Fund has been raided. Congress has in fact borrowed against the surplus for many decades. A recent report by the Social Security trustees advised that full benefits are insured for the next 15 years. Around 2034, cuts up to 25 percent will occur unless changes are made because […]

COMMENTARY: Put Social Security at forefront this election season

How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Expanding Social Security is responsible and necessary

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For over 80 years, Social Security has helped lift millions of seniors out of poverty. Social Security is one of the most successful, popular, and cost-effective government programs in U.S. history. I believe it is time to strengthen this pillar of middle-class economic security by expanding benefits to America’s seniors. In July, I outlined a […]

COMMENTARY: It’s time for candidates to debate Social Security

You wouldn’t know it from most of the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations. In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class — and 41,000 above the […]

COMMENTARY: Preventing debilitating diseases among women

Just about every minute, a woman dies of heart disease. However, the majority of these deaths are avoidable. That’s why Social Security encourages you to participate in National Wear Red Day today, which aims to raise awareness about preventing heart disease and stroke among women. Social Security plays an important role in many women’s lives. […]