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Congress kicks the can again, but is about to run out of road

By Ross Connolly Congress was set to face a moment of reckoning in September. After years of reckless spending, the government would once again come up against the debt ceiling, meaning the country could no longer borrow to pay for out-of-control expenditures. This could have been a moment to begin getting serious about our mushrooming …

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House Passes More Spending, Debt Limit Removal Bill

In an act of incredible irresponsibility the House yesterday passed spending legislation. It is supported by the President. If it clears the Senate as is, it will do four things. Federal spending will increase. The deficit will grow. Debt will increase. The limit on federal borrowing authority will be eliminated for two years. The 284-149 …

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Pappas on Social Security

Congressman Pappas describes Social Security as “foundational” and “a critical safety net”. If you believe that Congressman, then, why have you signed as a co-sponsor of Social Security 2100 Act? You wrote that, “… Members from both parties must come together to strengthen these benefits that Americans have earned through a lifetime of hard work…” …

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Quick Thought – Government has a “different” definition of “shortly”

I am now of that age to register for Social Security; a couple of months ago, I did so to start soon.  I called at 3pm today to talk to a customer service representative to see if everything was all set.  Upon being transferred from automated system (rather annoying that they have decided that you …

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Millionaire Elizabeth Warren’s Brother Barely Gets By On Social Security

I get emails with transcripts to the Rush Limbaugh show which I rarely look at but this caught my eye.  Obama’s budget, the White House Budget, is using something called chained CPI, and Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren is upset about that.  She is upset because it could result in her brother getting less in Social …

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Getting outside the echo chamber: “The Right opposes Social Security because…every person has worth….” Part 2

The Right opposes Social Security because it is based on the social democratic idea that every person has worth, even if they are too old to work, and that no one should live in poverty. And so we debate!  I received Professor Joseph Schwartz’s opening remarks on the defense of this line written by Maria …

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