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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 7:45 am

Begin by understanding how Social Security works

Ouch, that hurt, but let's get it straight. Social Security and Medicare "contributions" are not funds invested in any way similar to a savings account.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am

Hebron man embezzles late parents' SS funds for two decades

HAMMOND | A Hebron man accused of illegally acquiring Social Security funds has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

May 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Seat's book on Millennials won't sell well to them

Just who does this Pete Seat think he is? Yes, I'm a boomer, and proud of it. I've paid into Social Security, and Medicare since 1965, and I'm going to get my money's worth.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
New generation preparing to fight for America's future

New generation preparing to fight for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of America depends on "millennials" — people born after 1980 — working together to undo the damage wrought by baby boomers on the nation's economy, finances and foreign policy, according to a new book by Schererville native Pete Seat.

April 12, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Hold candidates' feet to fire on Social Security

Seniors, are you abreast of what these congressmen and senators are planning to do? Seniors who worked for 40, 50 years or more, know they are working to cut Social Security pay. How much they will not say.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Woman charged with stealing her child's Social Security pay

HAMMOND | A Gary woman faces charges of using Social Security benefits intended for her daughter.

March 11, 2014 6:45 pm

My letter didn't say anyone would lose benefits

Sharon Bathgate read my letter about a Supreme Court ruling on Social Security. My article was two paragraphs and 80 words.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security should help family members, too

Ed Soltys' manifesto gave us permission to disagree with him, and I do, with his comment on Social Security. I think he has overlooked the fact that this is a social insurance system designed to protect all members of the family unit that depend on the wage earner.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Believe verified facts, not what politicians say

David Riordan is being led down a false trail. You should always check the facts before believing things from calls or mail you receive.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am

People worked for Social Security, not welfare

I just received letter from the American Federation of Senior Citizens. It seems the U.S. Supreme Court's ruled Social Security is like welfare and the government is not required to pay benefits.

November 13, 2013 1:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

The last months of institutional turmoil in Congress have included sequestration, a government shutdown and a near default on our debt. My vote, in favor of the bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and to prevent default on our monetary obligations, was necessary to make certain t…

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

INDIANAPOLIS | Count U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita among Republicans who -- contrary to nearly every economist -- believes it would be a good thing in the long run if the United States defaults on its national debt Thursday.

October 14, 2013 1:06 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't shut down government over Obamacare

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't shut down government over Obamacare

I have voted more than two dozen times to repeal, defund and strip provisions from Obamacare. It is a principle I share with all Republicans, and I will continue to support these efforts. I want the result to be victory, which is why I have concerns with a push by some to shut down the government.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help working families rather than ship jobs overseas

Talk about kicking someone when she’s down: A woman who lost her job when the AJ Wright distribution center in South Bend shut down was told her unemployment benefits will be trimmed by more than 10 percent, thanks to the mindless federal budget cut known as the “sequester.” Meanwhile, major…

September 02, 2013 7:16 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor Day message: We can fix this

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor Day message: We can fix this

Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Through sweat, sacrifice and innovation, workers built this great state and nation. And we continue to make it work every day.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am

Seminar to focus on Social Security role in retirement

MERRILLVILLE | A free seminar about the role of Social Security in retirement is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. Lincoln Highway.

August 27, 2013 9:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Budget cooperation? That's crazy talk, Pete

The almost three decades in Congress obviously are beginning to take a heavy mental toll on Pete Visclosky based on his comments this week.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security should require payments into system

If you want my input, take Social Security off the government's hands. Put Social Security back the way President Franklin Roosevelt meant it to be -- a retirement plan for working people who paid into it.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am

Social Security honors all who serve

Every day of the year, Americans across the nation remember friends and family members who have served and sacrificed for their country. Memorial Day is a day when we all come together to honor those who have given their lives in the defense of freedom and the principles we hold dear in this…

May 23, 2013 12:00 am
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