Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

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Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

Social insurance and earned benefit programs will touch nearly all Americans during their lifetimes, as most people draw Social Security when they retire or rely on government funded medical care in old age. In 2015, the U.S. will spend $900.5 billion on Social Security alone.

Blog Posts

Bombing Syria vs. Raising Wages: When Do the Rules Apply?

Guest Blogger |

The Biden administration is bending rules to drop bombs but not raise wages. That’s a mistake.

The COVID Deal is a Welcome Stopgap. Congressional Progressives Aim for Much More in 2021.

Guest Blogger |

The Progressive Caucus has unveiled a legislative agenda designed to meet the scale of the pandemic catastrophe and reduce our vulnerability to future crises.

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Recent Publications

Poverty Amidst Pandemic Explainer

Lindsay Koshgarian

 In 2017, 140 million people in the United States were living in poverty or on the verge of poverty using this measure.

With everything changed since 2019, and official poverty measures for 2020 still far in the future, we asked: what has become of the 140 million during the pandemic?  

Poor People’s Campaign State Fact Sheets

Ashik Siddique

Learn more about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism/the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in your state!

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