Juneteenth holiday doesn’t celebrate ending slavery, and ignores the true commemoration

If the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) still actively exists, their members must be exuberant about passage of Senate Bill 475, the "Juneteenth National Independence Day Act," approved 415-14 by the House of Representatives after unanimous consent in the Senate. Juneteenth (June 19) is old news. Congress has voted annually to recognize the day when slaves … Continue reading Juneteenth holiday doesn’t celebrate ending slavery, and ignores the true commemoration

AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

AARP's ties to United Healthcare - outlined here last week - may be behind its failure to effectively lobby Congress to repair our dismal Medicare program. Annual Medicare premiums alone cost seniors a minimum $1,778 per person. Catastrophic (5% of list price) prescription drug coverage doesn't begin until Medicare patients pay $6,500 out-of-pocket in a … Continue reading AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

Trump may lose election by not explaining his complete plan for “reforming” Social Security

Now I know there are some Republicans who would be just fine with allowing these programs to wither and die on the vine. The way they see it, Social Security and Medicare are wasteful "entitlement programs." But people who think this way need to rethink their position. It's not unreasonable for people who paid into … Continue reading Trump may lose election by not explaining his complete plan for “reforming” Social Security

Employers are getting richer by hiring workers under the table. Politicians fall for the tired scam of “jobs Americans won’t do.”

It was a morning air flight last month in Philadelphia, and I was moving through security at the TSA PreĀ® 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.”

Just like the many sharks swimming in Congress, China’s newest star lawyers simply have no heart

If our Congress ever gets back in session, forty percent of the members will have passed the Bar - far fewer than a hundred years ago, when nearly 80 percent of our legislators were lawyers. And the good news is that soon there may be even fewer lawyers in Congress, eventually none, because the legal … Continue reading Just like the many sharks swimming in Congress, China’s newest star lawyers simply have no heart