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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day.

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    The panelists discussed private market options for Social Security. The focused on what kinds of investments should be made and who does the investing. The also addressed investing Social…

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  • Medicare Origins
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    Medicare Origins

    Mr. Ball, a member of the 1994 Advisory Council on Social Security, spoke at a conference on Medicare, which was created in 1965. He spoke about the origins of Medicare, the reasons for its…

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  • Social Security Privatization
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    Social Security Privatization

    Union leaders and others briefed reporters on their opposition to privatizing the Social Security system. They also outlined how they would reform the system, essentially the plan proposed…

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  • Republican Campaign Commercials Reaction
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    Republican Campaign Commercials Reaction

    Secretary Bentsen and former Social Security administrator Ball briefed reporters on economic and Social Security issues. They also answered questions about a new round of Republican…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    During the fourth and final day of hearings on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment, witnesses testified before the committee. The amendment would impose a mandatory balanced budget…

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  • Federal Entitlements and Retirement Programs
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    Federal Entitlements and Retirement Programs

    Following brief remarks on retirement programs, primarily Social Security, the panelists took questions from the audience.

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  • Changes in Health Care and Social Security
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    Changes in Health Care and Social Security

    The National Advisory Council on Social Security Issues issued its final recommendations on health care and the social security system. The report includes issues such as access to health…

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  • Changes in Social Security Financing
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    Changes in Social Security Financing

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  • Social Security Tax Cut Part 2
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    Social Security Tax Cut, Part 2

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  • Public Confidence in Social Security Program
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    Public Confidence in Social Security Program

    Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy concluded hearings on S. 216, to establish the Social Security Administration as an independent executive branch agency headed by a…

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  • Formulating a Budget Reduction Package
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    Formulating a Budget Reduction Package

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  • Social Security  the Budget
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    Social Security & the Budget

    Sen. Moynihan, member of the Senate Finance committee, addresses the Natl. Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Among the topics addressed is an insightful story behind the birth of Social…

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  • Are the Elderly Getting Too Much
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    Are the Elderly Getting Too Much?

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  • Financing Childrens Programs
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    Financing Children's Programs

    Experts talked about ways to finance federal children’s programs. Topics included priorities, taxation, role of states, immunizations, and drug-addicted mothers.

    22 views
  • Retirement Income
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    Retirement Income

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    Mr. Ball discussed complaints about the social security system, and responded to callers' questions. Due to the age of source media, the video breaks up.

    30 views
  • Tax Burdens on the Poor
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    Tax Burdens on the Poor

    Witnesses testified on the effects the proposed tax reform would have on the working poor.

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  • Social  Security Commission Meeting
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    Social Security Commission Meeting

    Members of the Social Security Reform Commission, also known as the Greenspan Commission, met to review options for the future viability of social security.

    205 views