Someone once said, “You are entitled to your own set of opinions, but you are not entitled to your own set of facts.” In other words, once you have all the facts about a situation, you certainly can come to your own conclusions about how you view those circumstances. But you can’t skew the f…
Every year about this time, the Social Security and Medicare board of trustees release their annual report on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
Column about taking benefits at age 62 touches a nerve with readers.
A longtime Social Security spokesman shares his expertise with readers.
Arizona AG indicts 10 for AHCCCS, SSI fraud
New Sunday column in the Star answers readers' questions about Social Security.
PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees.
As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.
If liberals succeed in blocking any serious entitlement reform during the Obama presidency, as seems increasingly likely, they will have handed conservatives a gift.
represents Arizona's Congressional District 1
That noise. It keeps getting louder and louder.
Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
To the let's-cut-entitlements crowd, what's wrong with America is that seniors are living too high off the hog. With the cost of medical care still rising (though not as fast as it used to), the government is shelling out many more dollars per geezer (DPG) than it is per youngster (DPY). The…
The press and public have understandably focused in recent weeks on high-profile appointments such as the secretaries of state, defense and treasury as President Obama builds his second-term team.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva pointed to new research about the impacts of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Arizona to say the programs shouldn't be on the table in debates about deficit reduction and the debt ceiling.
WASHINGTON - It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:
At the University of Arizona, Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally square off in a debate in their campaign for a seat in Congress representing District 2. Education was a hot topic in Tuesday's debate.
Ron Barber said it was "hard to keep up" with what he called his opponent's frequent position changes. Martha McSally alleged "distorting positions, taking them out of context and mudslinging and scare tactics."
The contenders for Congressional District 2 wrangled about the federal government's role in education during a debate Tuesday in Tucson.
WASHINGTON — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975, the government announced Tuesday.