The Heritage Foundation is the think tank for so-called conservative Republicans, who offer flat tax plans, skeleton government goals and the destruction of Social Security as we know it today. The current Social Security program is regressive, and pays a lower percentage in retirement pension, the more you contribute. A retiree, who has paid in the maximum amount (on wages less than about $118,000 in current dollars), will contribute three […]
Rich look poorer, poor much richer – report distorted to make average Joe happy – despite Depression
It’s so very wonderful to learn this week that “median household income” in 2014 was $53,657, even if it was down from $57,843 in 1999. You can still buy a nice basket of goodies on $50 grand a year. If only it were true. Most jobs pay about $31k. Many families have just one parent or one spouse working. Something doesn’t add up. Welcome to the world of making statistics […]
Why are we ignoring criminal emails? Time for federal government to prosecute and prevent fraud hucksters!
Spam filter on your email server? Think that big internet provider is helping keep away the criminals? Wondering why the federal government has time to look at every email sent every day by every person, but no time to go after the fraud experts preying on the vulnerable citizen? The answer is that nobody cares except the victims of fraud. If you steal a CD from a store, you can […]
A 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums is anticipated next year for about 30% of all participants. Nearly everyone older than 65 is on Medicare, so this huge change will affect 12 million or more Americans. And it’s all thanks to legislative changes by our politicians, who get virtually free healthcare for life. Most seniors (about 70%) will pay $104.90 a month, or, oddly, $147 monthly just for the […]
This is my proposed amendment to The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA; also referred to as the Wages and Hours Bill), a federal statute of the United States: In addition to the payment of overtime wages at 1.5 times the normal rate for workers, who exceed eight hours per day or 40 hours a week, the Federal Government shall require employers, who schedule any employee less than 30 […]
The Trilateral Commission – April, 2015, North American membership list, including many very familiar names!
UPDATE: 2016 North American Trilateral Commission list now available here. Have you ever wondered who were the members of the Trilateral Commission, a group which has been in the forefront of world control conspiracy theories for decades? Corporate heads, government officials in trade and commerce, columnists and publishers are included, along with NGO chiefs. One question is whether public acclaim leads to membership in the commission, or does commission membership […]
Behind the headlines calling for private accounts and trumpeting tax increases and benefits cuts for Social Security recipients, there lurk good intentions, political dogmas, past decisions by committee-think, and grotesque pandering to young and old. How can this be explained in simplest terms, the media seems to wonder? How can we sell our root philosophy, the politicians ponder? Meanwhile, millions are being spent to “educate” you by calling on your […]
Social Security numbers for famous and average Americans are easily available on public ancestry software program
The Social Security Administration has complained it doesn’t have the software or manpower to flag all the Social Security numbers of deceased workers. However, some argue that a legal number must follow a certain pattern for the state in which it was issued, and all numbers need to agree to national numbering standards. Would such safeguards protect us from partial identity theft from deceased workers? That sounded like double talk […]