It's in the news every year at tax time - Social Security needs reform or it will run out of money in 13 years. Ignored is the projection that FICA taxes would continue to fund 79% of benefits even if the current $3 trillion trust fund was depleted. Most tragic projections come from folks like … Continue reading Save Social Security with an easy change!
Bring spied upon by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is frightening news to any American, and I was no exception in 1960, when agents were hot on my trail. No, I had not robbed a bank or refused to "Like Ike." The FBI had targeted me, when they went after the Socialist Workers Party … Continue reading The FBI and this reporter tangled briefly in 1960; “Cointelpro” winner as the enemy of free speech
Guess who recently said the following: "I certainly would like to have the financial part of it (China's Communist Party system) in my own country." "Our own wonderful free enterprise economy is letting all these crazy people go to this gross excess; (the Chinese) step in preemptively to stop speculation." "China simply shut down the … Continue reading American Billionaires are financing the Chinese Communist Party’s destruction of American jobs
Climate change is a humanitarian issue not a political one, and one where we’ve been far too slow in waking up to the issues and acting on the damaging impact our ways of living are having on the world. We now have the facts, the science, the technology and the ability to save not just … Continue reading Prince Henry “The Not So Great” and wife: public climate warriors and closet polluters
Employers who hire illegal workers, on or off the books, oppose E-Verify. So does President Joe Biden, who excluded mandatory E-Verify from his amnesty plan presented to Congress on Thursday, last week. Some advocates of workers' rights thought he might instead strengthen the law. Even the laxest mandatory E-Verify provision - which would completely exempt … Continue reading Biden – bowing down to Wall Street – ignores E-Verify protection for our American workers
Republican and Democrat politicians, plus the Media brain trust, are missing the catastrophe coming from the $600-a-week Covid-19 unemployment compensation supplemental benefit for all 50 states. In the ivory tower of statistic worship and technocratic analysis, the supplement makes sense. When millions lose jobs, unemployment insurance only covers about $400 average per week. With overtime, … Continue reading Why work, when millions can earn much more staying home, collecting $600 plus average $400 state unemployment check
What a guy! "Jeff" Bezos, the world's richest person, has been paid the same $81,840 salary from Amazon for two decades. Perhaps, because he needed extra cash last year to pay grocery bills, divorce lawyers and utilities, Bezos sold $1.8 billion of his Amazon stock, and kept about $1.44 billion after 20% federal capital gains … Continue reading Many of America’s biggest companies paid no federal income tax last year, or had credits under new corporate-friendly tax law
Business-beholden members of Congress are falsely boasting that their 2017 tax law has been responsible for less unemployment and slightly higher hourly wages. They praise themselves and President Donald Trump for cutting corporate rates from 35% to 21%, eliminating most taxes on dividends and capital gains, doubling the exemption for inheritance tax, and dropping the … Continue reading Higher wages, more jobs not from Trump pro-business economy; instead credit goes to DOL for overtime exempt rule change