Last year, Amazon revenues were $232,000,000,000 - the same total amount as all the combined 2018 budgets of the following U.S. federal departments: Small Business Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Treasury Department, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, State Department, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, … Continue reading STEM grad still living at home? Amazon and the other tech giants save billions by hiring foreigners, thanks to an ICE ripoff.
It was a morning air flight last month in Philadelphia, and I was moving through security at the TSA Pre® line, when the alarm sounded. Pulled aside, I was told to send my wallet and glasses through a conveyor. I couldn't reach the belt from where I stood, so I asked the TSA agent nearby … Continue reading Employers are getting richer by hiring workers under the table. Politicians fall for the tired scam of “jobs Americans won’t do.”
Our Pentagon is at it again - spending more money and getting far less value than cost-conscious China. And to pay for the current $916 billion annual maybe-war-to-come budget, the elite politicians want to cut your Social Security benefits. Articles are already floating the idea in the Washington Post by scoundrels like Russian-born Max Boot … Continue reading Military wants $124 billion ($300 million each) to buy planes to equal China’s J-20 ($40 million each); elites want to cut Social Security to pay for this!
What a difference a year makes. You are one of the millions of Americans, who don't have company health insurance. Damned with a pre-existing condition, you carry so-called Obamacare (www.healthcare.gov). Next year, you turn 65 and must enroll in Medicare. There's no good news, just bad news for you. Obamacare is a far better plan … Continue reading You turn 65 and then you must go into a Medicare plan, and you pay a fortune more for far fewer benefits
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?
Their employers did not pay the company share (6.2%) for FICA (Social Security) or Medicare tax (1.45%). Their bosses didn't even withhold income taxes...
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