The Republican Party in one tweet

Above all else, the Republican Party wants to cut entitlements. But the one thing they absolutely won't do is cut entitlements.

By Ezra Klein December 30, 2012

Study: Waiting to join Social Security can boost income for some retirees

Those who wait to sign up are expected to collect benefits for less time, so the government has adjusted their benefits upward since the 1950s. But two researchers point out that, due to the adjustment formula that the program uses, the combination of longer life expectancy, new rules regarding couples, and historically low interest rates tend to allow late joiners to collect Social Security benefits more over their lifetimes.