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My Turn: Will GOP destroy Obama's gains?

...return us to the Bush era of recession and debt. I predict Democrats in Congress will have to fight like hell to keep Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act intact, and immigration reform and climate change legislation will be dead...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-03/my-turn-will-gop-destroy-obamas-gains
Opinion
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...immediately returned Wednesday.Citizens of American Samoa at birth are granted U.S. nationality and can apply for Social Security numbers. They are not required to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service if their income is earned within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-26/grand-jury-indicts-woman-false-tax-clai
State
My Turn: Leave the senior sales tax exemption alone

...pass and you start collecting Social Security and using Medicare; theaters...the Permanent Fund dividend or Social Security. Why should there be one for...apply for the permanent fund, social security, or the senior sales tax exemption...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/leave-senior-sales-tax-exemption-alon
Opinion
Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...of the Juneau Commission on Aging also noted that senior income is new money, received from Outside sources like Social Security, instead of local business paychecks. Money from seniors adds to the pre-existing Juneau cash flow.They presented...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
Local
St. Vincent family 'adoption' program in dire need

...SVDP's complex, where rent is $525 a month. She receives tribal benefits that pay for rent, and gets by on her Social Security check.Buying the children Christmas presents isn't something she can afford right now. The closest thing her youngest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/st-vincent-family-adoption-program-dire
Local
My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward

...Alaskans: making sure a VA disability check was processed; saving an Alaskan's home from foreclosure; securing a Social Security check owed to a senior; fighting for earned benefits so a veteran could go to school; and safely delivering to an...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-19/my-turn-time-continue-moving-alaska-f
Opinion
The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...social issues. Begich is comfortable with same-sex marriage, Sullivan isn't. Begich is in favor of keeping Social Security funded through higher taxes on the rich, Sullivan isn't. Begich favors fewer restrictions on abortion, Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03
State
Republican party lying to seniors

...that seniors take a look at the track record of prominent Republican lawmakers and their positions on Medicare and Social Security, particularly those of Paul Ryan.Oh, and by the way, who is that guy holding his head on the post card. Have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/republican-party-lying-seniors
Letters
Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

WASHINGTON - Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.Republicans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/analysis-senate-battle-gops-weapon-obam
State
My Turn: Housing is a 'who,' not a 'what'

...suffering substance abuse or mental illness, as well as the widowed grandmother trying to survive on $650 a month in social security benefits. The first category actually only comprises about 15 percent of the whole. The second category, extremely...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-07/my-turn-housing-who-not-what
Opinion

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