GOP slammed for Social Security 'death panel' plan

  (Raw Story) : Progressives on Tuesday sounded alarm over a proposal tucked into a new House GOP budget blueprint that would establish a bipartisan commission to review and propose legislative changes to Social Security and Medicare. Nancy Altman, president of the advocacy group Social Security Works , noted in a statement that "the White House has accurately labeled a commission as a 'death panel' for Social Security," referring to a Biden administration spokesperson'sresponse earlier this year after House Republicans and Sen.Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) floated the idea of a bipartisan commission for the program. House Republicans' new resolution , unveiled by House Budget Committee Chair Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), revives that proposal, which haspreviously garnered support from several Democrats. Advocates have long decried such commissions as an attempt to bypass the regular legislative process, dodge political backlash, and expedite Social Security cuts. Legislation introduced by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in 2021 would create bipartisan panels with mandates to craft legislation that "improves" the finances of Social Security and other trust fund programs. The bills produced by the bipartisan committees would receive expedited consideration in the House and Senate. "The only reason to make changes to Social Security via a closed-door, fast-track commission is to cut benefits," Altman argued Tuesday. "Rep. Arrington and his fellow Republicans understand this, which is why their budget would create just such a commission. Republicans ..

Image source :

Gwen Stefani opens up about how Blake Shelton unexpectedly changed her life

‘I didn’t see any of this coming with Blake. This was just a big old ‘What?’ It was an amazing gift to experience love like that for the first time,’ the singer says

California youth football coach accused of punching, knocking out player, 14

Eibylardo Funes was booked on charges of battery and willfully harming a child after a scuffle involving players, parents and coaches broke out during a youth football game.

Love Island legend is 'latest contestant to sign up for Dancing On Ice 2024'

A former winner of Love Island is rumoured to be swapping her summer skirt for winter skates to take part in the 2024 season of ITV's Dancing On Ice - and she is said to have ambitions to win

Obama's auto task force head rips Biden for joining UAW picket line

Steven Rattner, the head of former President Barack Obamas’ auto industry task force, called President Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan and a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line “outrageous” in a Wednesday interview “For him to be

Freddie Flintoff 'didn't want to come out in public' after crash admits close pal

A close friend of Freddie Flintoff has offered an insight into the struggles he endured in the months after his Top Gear crash following his return to the public eye

Prosecutors say cheek swab from Gilgo Beach murder suspect adds to evidence of guilt

Prosecutors say DNA from Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect Rex Heuermann’s cheek swab matches the DNA that authorities had previously collected from a pizza crust and used to link Heuermann to one of the victims

House GOP demands information on Fauci visit to CIA during COVID-19 origins investigation

Republicans in Congress are demanding information from the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services about an alleged visit by Dr. Anthony Fauci to the CIA during its investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

Jury out in trial of student accused of plotting to make 'kamikaze' drone for terrorists

The University of Birmingham PhD student denies a charge alleging he engaged in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts to benefit a proscribed terrorist organisation between January 1, 2022 and January 31 this year

Kieran McKenna rode the Man United rollercoaster coaching under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer... but is now football management's next big thing after his success at Ipswich

Since McKenna came to Ipswich in December 2021, only Manchester City's Pep Guardiola in the top four tiers of English football has won more league games.

Man on death row for brutally killing elderly couple dies in prison before execution

Charles Lorriane was sentenced to die on 13 May 2026, however officials said he died on Sunday

Elland: Police issue statement as man dies after being pulled from West Yorkshire canal

A man has died after being pulled from a canal in Elland, West Yorkshire on Tuesday.

Best High-Yield Savings Accounts for October - Earn up to 6.17% APY

Unlock the best high-yield savings account rates in September 2023. Find FDIC-insured options and start saving with rates as high as 6.17% APY today. Your path to financial growth begins here. Explore rates today.

The Equalizer 3 is a fitting conclusion to the action trilogy

Through crime classics such as Goodfellas or The Godfather, we’ve often come to romanticize mobsters for their wise guy, wanton indifference to the law, often overlooking the less glamorous ramifications of their escapades. Director

ATP and WTA Tours take first step towards joining businesses in talks with CVC

The men’s and women’s tennis tours have taken the first steps towards combining their businesses in a move pushed by CVC Capital Partners.

Fears grow for missing schoolgirl as cops find phone at river where she was last seen

Leah, 16, was reported missing by her concerned family on Wednesday, September 20, and North Yorkshire Police have confirmed she was seen at the edge of a river near Lendal Bridge

Western Alliance Bank Savings Account Review - Earn 5.26% APY

The Western Alliance Bank High Yield Savings Account pays one of the best savings rates out there, and you only need $1 as a deposit. Start saving today.

Mick Schumacher frustrated as 2024 F1 plans made "official" in awkward TV interview

Schumacher faces being left without an F1 seat for a second straight season with team preferring instead to stick with their current driver line-ups for the 2024 campaign

Scam artist tricks NYC man, 74, into forking over nearly $10K in bail scheme: cops

A scam artist tricked a 74-year-old man into forking over nearly $10,000 on the Upper West Side earlier this month, claiming that the senior’s son was under arrest and needed bail money – less than a month after a similar scheme in

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Osbourne admits she goes 'at least THREE DAYS a week' without EATING - as she continues to shock fans with her rail-thin frame following 28LB Ozempic weight loss

Sharon, 70, who lost more than 28 pounds after using controversial weight-loss drug Ozempic, revealed she can go at least three days a week without eating.

Stimulus update: Direct payment worth $1,312 to be sent from Alaska fund in eight days

Eligible residents in Alaska will begin to see their direct payment from the 2023 Permanent Fund Dividend in eight days.

Judge Fines Trump's Lawyers for Ridiculous Argument: 'Fantasy World'

Judge Arthur Engoron and Trump's legal team have butt heads over defense arguments about the worth of Trump's properties.

Cassidy Hutchinson says Liz Cheney's 'spine of steel' inspired her to speak up

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, said on Wednesday that former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) inspired her to speak up about what she witnessed during the final days of the Trump administration. During an appearance on

Eagle Pass mayor pleads with Biden for help as 17,000 immigrants arrested in 10 days

AUSTIN, Texas — The small town of Eagle Pass has been inundated by more than 17,000 immigrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and were apprehended by law enforcement in the last 10 days, the Washington Examiner has

Everton predicted XI to face Aston Villa as Sean Dyche faces selection dilemma

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as we take a look at the possible Everton line-up for Carabao Cup third round tie at Villa Park

NRA slams Newsom's 'sin tax' comments on gun law amid spiraling crime: 'ignoring criminals'

The NRA hit back at California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a handful of gun control bills into law, including an excise tax he compared to a "sin tax."

Bolton: Pair arrested on suspicion of Halliwell burglary

Two suspected burglars have been arrested after one allegedly posed as an NHS worker to steal keys.

ScotWind developers flock together to gather bird survey data

Tens of thousands of birds have also taken part in the study.

Seabound bandits terrorize San Francisco Bay, residents say nearby homeless surge to blame

Burglars have been raiding yachts and houseboats in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary in a surge of one resident compared to the pirate movie "Captain Phillips."

Strictly star Nikita Kanda's hottest snaps - bikini body, leggy display and daring dress

Strictly Come Dancing newbie Nikita Kanda has joined the star-studded lineup and the Daily Star has rounded up some of the broadcaster and radio star's most sizzling snaps

Louis Saha Matturie raped two young women following Covid lockdown flat parties, prosecutors allege as trial begins

The 42-year-old denies two counts of rape; and two of sexual assault

Fury as Tory candidate asks 11-year-olds to make sexual harassment cartoons

Festus Akinbusoye, who is standing in the Mid Bedfordshire by-election, is offering children the chance to win a Go Pro camera and tablet in the 'grossly inappropriate' competition

Senate advances bill to allow marijuana industry to bank with financial institutions

The Senate has advanced the bipartisan SAFER Act, which would allow legal cannabis businesses to access insurance and other financial services.

Hover and out! Trucker jams pricey chopper under Louisiana overpass

A truck driver got stuck in an overpass in Louisiana when a $30 million chopper he was hauling became jammed in it.

Darlington confirm two newcomers in Josh Gowling's backroom team

Darlington have added two new faces to their backroom team as popular physio Danny O'Connor prepares for his final game at the club