Category Archives: Social Security

Government Shutdown and Default

It seems to me… “The Tea Party is The American Taliban.”  ~ Beth Wallach-Drucker, Barb Salge, and others. There are laws I personally do not like; there are Supreme Court decisions I do not agree with – but these are … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, Budget, Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress, Conservatives, Debt, Default, Deficit, Democracy, Economic, Economy, Education, Employment, Fiscal, GDP, Growth, Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, Medicare, National, Obamacare, Recession, Recovery, Reform, Sequestration, Social Security, Starve The Beast, Stimulus, Supreme Court, Tea Party, Unemployment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Legislative Insanity

It seems to me… “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  ~ Albert Einstein. Based on their recent performance, the only reasonable conclusion is that Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are … Continue reading

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Conservative Attempts To Weaken U.S.

It seems to me… “Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.”  ~ Calvin Coolidge. Do U.S. conservatives really favor the decline of our country?  Everything seems to indicate that is what they … Continue reading

Posted in Austerity, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Economic, Economics, Economy, Employment, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, FICA, GDP, Growth, Growth, Growth, Growth, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Jobs, Liquidity-Trap, Middle Class, National, Recession, Recovery, Recovery, Social Security | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Social Security Updates

It seems to me… “For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending.”  ~ Mike Pence. An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits within … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustment, COLA, Cost-of-Lving, Entitlement, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, FICA, Retirement, Social Security | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Through A Lens Darkly

It seems to me… “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”  ~ Ernest Benn. I’m constantly amazed how politics can exaggerate and discolor any … Continue reading

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Economic Incentives

It seems to me… “America does not have a money problem — it has a priorities problem…  We give tax cuts to the wealthy and budget cuts to the poor.”  ~ Todd Huffman. There isn’t any historical substantiation that tax … Continue reading

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Economic Deception

It seems to me… “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”  ~ Thomas Fuller. There isn’t any historical substantiation that tax cuts, especially to the wealthy, result in economic growth.  While funding increases for defense, homeland … Continue reading

Posted in Congressional Budget Office, Deficit, Growth, Medicare, Republican, Social Security, Starve The Beast, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments