Social Security

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Mr. Christie Goes To Washington, Slams Political Establishment

Conservatives love him. Liberals despise him. On Wednesday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was shooting from the hip on a topic no politician will touch — Social Security, and whether to raise the retirement age.

02/16/2011

Money File Photo (credit: Getty Images)

Payroll Tax Cut Means More Money In Paychecks

The tax package signed by President Obama in December includes a two-percent cut in payroll taxes. This reduction means the average American will get an extra $1,000 in take-home pay in 2011.

01/01/2011

Cash - File / Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Expect To See More Money In Your Paycheck

Under the compromise proposal cutting back Social Security payroll taxes, workers would pay a 4.2 percent tax rate instead of 6.2 percent – a $120 billion tax cut for workers, starting on Jan. 1.

12/08/2010

President Barack Obama

Obama Announces Bipartisan Pact On Tax Cuts

The President announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.

12/06/2010

A Social Security Card - Graphic: AP

It’s Official: No Social Security Increase Next Year

To make up for the lack of a cost of living adjustment, members of Congress are pushing for a one-time payment of $250 for seniors.

10/15/2010

A Social Security Card - Graphic: AP

Local Seniors Prepare For No Social Security Bump

The federal government has all but ruled out a cost of living adjustment for the coming year. It’s the second year in a row benefits have remained frozen at their current level.

10/11/2010

Nancy Pelosi, Social Security (file)

Social Security Feeling The Strain This Year

It’s one of the most striking fallouts from our nation’s bad economy: Social Security is facing a rare shortfall this year as a wave of people is opting to collect payments before their full retirement age.

08/17/2010

Carol Combes

L.I. Woman Convinces Government She’s Alive

A Long Island historical society volunteer has succeeded in convincing Social Security officials she’s not ready for a place in the history books.

WCBS 880–08/06/2010

Carol Combes

L.I. Woman Convinces Government She's Alive

A Long Island historical society volunteer has succeeded in convincing Social Security officials she’s not ready for a place in the history books.

WCBS 880–08/06/2010

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