American politics' number one weasel and 2012 Bilderberg attendee, Willard "Mitt" Romney (R-Utah), is pushing Congress to appoint special commissions to "reform" (cut) Social Security and Medicare under the guise of Homeland Security. The bill's title is a perfect misnomer: Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act (TRUST). The "security" farce is that public health … Continue reading “TRUST” Act can end Social Security as we know it – fast track rules for approval – only two hours debate!
Talk about strange bill-fellows! HR 860 (Social Security 2100 Act) has gained the endorsement of former Republican Congressman Mark Meadows. A founder of the House Freedom Caucus in 2015, Meadows was just named White House Chief of Staff by President Donald Trump. This same House bill to modernize Social Security is co-sponsored by Democrat Congresswoman … Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard is the co-sponsor of a terrific Social Security bill also endorsed by Mark Meadows – Trump’s new Chief of Staff
The corporate exec was sincere when he explained to me why he didn't pay most of his workers a wage higher than $14.25 an hour: That rate keeps them under $30,000, and that's about the cutoff for Medicaid and many other public assistance programs for a family of three. Without Medicaid they would have to … Continue reading Young couple (drive two Ferraris and own a $700,000 home) charged $21 for 3-day hospital stay. Average senior pays $1,364.
The Social Security Trust Fund now totals $2,892,000,000 - just about the highest amount in history, and some scolds are still sad. To promote their austerity charade, the front groups of the Koch Brothers (descendants of the co-founder of the John Birch Society) just released their attack dog, John Stossel. J. S. rants on FOX … Continue reading If we treat the military budget like Social Security, our Army will consist of only one “Mad Dog” and 3 puppies
What government pretends to owe... The Social Security Trust Fund of some $2.8 trillion is often listed in charts - such as the one above - as part of the National Debt. This particular graphic, the latest available, is from the Federal Reserve, an institution that is part of the huge debt and is owed … Continue reading Federal Reserve is now big part of National Debt for bailing out banks; Social Security $$ not owed to us?
Those April showers have drowned the media this year with reports of a petulant, prosthetic protuberant princess, also know as "What's Her Name" or "Smarmy Scandals." Meanwhile, back in Congress, 233 members - 54% of that angst body - voted to destroy the Social Security system by not allowing the use of its $2.9 trillion … Continue reading Congress votes to destroy Social Security, 233-184
Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension That New York Post headline made many folks angry. Do garbage collectors get pensions worth more than they deserve? Are evil unions behind this? Or dopey Dems? Or a PC still running only DOS? To illustrate their point, the newspaper published a photo, sort of … Continue reading N Y Post can’t stand fact that worker earned a big pension while pub’s boss is worth $15,700,000,000
When the right and left political wings agree, you can bet middle-class Americans are in trouble. And if you are talking about Social Security, a new bipartisan plan spells major cuts in benefits, as the establishment is set to privatize our public retirement system after the mid-term elections next year. About $2.8 trillion (2,800,000,000) has … Continue reading Center for American Progress and CATO both want to invest our Social Security funds in stock market