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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 […]

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Social Security is owed, not an entitlement

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 […]

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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 […]

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Netanyahu opponents in the United States interfere in Israel’s election with far left free “Haaretz” offer from New York Times

The New York Times gives away a free digital email subscription, and while many of the articles seem one-sided or just obtuse, who can refuse another free daily email? I realize that this costs the Times money, but their goal is to add paid subscribers and increase circulation. Selling newspapers is a subject I adore, having once worked on rewrite for a newspaper with more weekday print circulation than the […]

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If we extend Social Security benefits to the richest, we can stop fiscal hawks’ insane crusade to raise the retirement age to 70

Under the current Social Security rules, anything we do that creates a higher percentage of low paid workers than currently, results in a larger deficit for the entire government pension system and hastens the day when less money is paid into FICA taxes than is paid out in benefits. The reason: Social Security has been “adjusted” many times by politicians to become an extremely regressive program. As a result, the […]

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Two political parties with same fiscal plan prey on middle class

The federal government elections are winner takes all, which means the tiniest majority insures the elected party powers, as though everyone voted one way. Many other nations use proportional representation. In those systems if one party gets 75% of the vote, it is awarded 3/4 of the delegates to the governing body, and the minority party or parties gain 1/4 of the representation. Proportional, or true democratic elections, insure that […]

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a boon for corporations, blatant welfare for companies that underpay their workers

It’s budget season time again. The Washington Post and NYT have already published their obligatory stories on why we need to “reform” Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, because if not, we won’t have hardly any money left to spend on military and discretionary programs. Fox and NBC stations this week said we must “deal” with the budget deficit caused by “entitlement spending.” Paul Ryan has agreed, and so has the […]

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GOP thrust to stop transfers between Social Security funds may open a path for new progressive benefits’ improvement

We learned today that there is too much money in the Social Security retirement fund and not enough money in the Social Security disability fund, so the Republican-dominated Congress seems determined to prevent transfers from the “rich” fund to the “poor” fund, allowing both to last until 2033. Otherwise, the disability fund would run out of money next year and the retirement fund would last, well, a lot longer than […]

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