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.”
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...
Republican candidates for President have avoided using the Primary debates to explain their plans for Social Security. Exceptions include Chris Christie, who saw his ratings collapse after publicly urging that the retirement age be hiked, and Donald Trump, who said he would not cut benefits. Ben Carson has not settled yet on a stance, except … Continue reading Primary debates hide questions on Social Security! If we knew their actual plans, nearly all would lose