Myths & Truths: the Social Security Trust Account

April 24, 2012

Breaking down the Social Security Trustee Report, facts about the program’s financial health and why social insurance cannot increase the deficit.  Also, bringing the latest news from the BP Oil Spill Disaster settlement, Brian Barr from Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. joins the program.  Use this post as today’s thread.  Click thru for links and updates.

Link to Trudy Lieberman’s article on the Media and Social Security Debate in last week’s Columbia Journalism Review.

Corporate Hypocrisy South of the Border – check out article by John Ackerman, Daily Beast

1TDay —  Celebrating 1 Trillion Dollars in Student Loan Debt

Occupy Student Debt click thru to learn more and find out about actions.

Weeks of Student Protest in Quebec — Stop the Hike, Canada

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