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  • A Plan to Save Social Security: Simple and Workable

    07/25/2017 7:05:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/25/2017 | Cal Thomas
    It is no secret that what the major media seem to care most about is radically different from what concerns average Americans. While the inside the Beltway crowd continues to focus on alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia, real concerns like the future of Social Security are ignored.The Social Security Board of Trustees, a six-member panel who serve the federal government by offering a short-term and long-range forecast on the health of the Social Security program, has issued a new report, which says that while the retirement program will be "cash flow positive" through 2021, it is still in...
  • Hits on federal retirement advance as bill is introduced to fire feds for ‘no cause at all’

    07/21/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 68 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 7/21/2017 | Joe Davidson
    House Republicans greeted current and future federal employees with two controversial body blows in recent days — one amounts to a pay cut and the other would allow new feds to be fired for “no cause at all.” The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees. (snip) Republicans call their plan “Building a Better America.” But the Americans now working to build a better country through their federal jobs would be called on to sacrifice again, as they have repeatedly over the years....
  • News From The Social Security Ponzi Scheme: There isn’t enough cash coming in to pay retirees

    07/14/2017 8:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/14/2017 | William Baldwin
    The government is out today with its annual update of Social Security’s sick finances: --The system is $12.5 trillion under water, up from $11.4 trillion a year ago. --Absent law changes, checks to retirees will have to be chopped 23% beginning in 2035. --To fix just the retirement pay program, Congress could kick up the payroll tax by 2.8 percentage points. Fixing Medicare’s disastrous finances would be in addition. --The retirement operation is running an $86 billion annual deficit. That’s the difference between the money coming in from Social Security’s share of payroll taxes (12.4% of covered payroll) and the...
  • Social Security unfunded liabilities rise to $12.5 trillion, according to trustees report

    07/14/2017 5:15:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 13, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Social Security's unfunded liabilities total $12.5 trillion in present-dollar terms over a 75-year timeframe, the administration's trustees reported Thursday, an increase of $1.2 trillion from last year's estimate. The trustees report showed that Social Security's combined trust fund can only pay scheduled benefits through 2034, a projected date that is unchanged from a year ago. Medicare's trust fund, though, is in better shape than previously estimated and will run out a year later than previously anticipated, in 2029. At those dates, beneficiaries would face the prospect of an immediate cut in benefits unless policy were changed in some way to...
  • Poor Design Will Be The Death of us All

    07/11/2017 10:36:53 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/2017 | John Conlin
    Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists of all time understood the importance of the design of a system. Commenting on the incredible power of levers he noted, “Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.” With a properly designed system almost anything is possible; with a poor one, almost nothing.
  • QUESTION: Has anyone seen tis before?

    07/09/2017 7:58:46 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    facebook ^ | 7-9-2017 | UMCRevMom
    My 97 year olf mother passed on recently. I am going through many old photos etc. I have blocked out name and number of my father who was a WWII Vet. Has anyone seen this gov't issue copper social security card before?
  • Man Cashes Social Security For Dead Wife Hidden In Freezer

    07/07/2017 4:58:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 6, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    Authorities in Florida say a man hid his wife's body in a freezer so he could continue collecting her Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says, Margaret Dunn died at her home in Sun City Center, Fla. in 2002 and Allan Dunn placed her body in the freezer. He then collected her Social Security benefits until he died in 2010. In all, he improperly collected $92,088 in federal Social Security benefits. According to authorities, upon his death, Mr. Dunn’s sole asset of value was the condominium unit where he and his wife had resided. His heirs, who were unaware...
  • Social Security – History – Laws – Entitlements – Abuses – And Why Pay Taxes To A Broken Government?

    07/01/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Back before the Industrial Revolution most people were rural, and they lived off the land. Families took care of their aging families. Parents had big farm houses that encompassed not only Mom, Dad, and children, but Grandma and Grandpa were a part of the mix…possibly even Aunt Hilda if she needed a roof over her head. The whole family worked together to make the living. Even little Johnny had his chore of feeding the chickens. His little sister gathered the eggs, and Mama fixed them for breakfast. Meanwhile, Daddy had already gotten up at the crack of dawn to build...
  • Social Security Is Not A Benefit. It Is A Right That One Has Paid For!

    06/30/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 106 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security. You pay 6.5% as an employee, Your employer pays 6.5%. You pay 1.5% to Medicare, Total 14.5%. If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself. How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy? “Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
  • Establishment Politicians Using ‘Carbon Tax’ to Foil Trump

    02/10/2017 2:00:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    A number of mostly elderly very important persons have been compromised by the global warming hoax. The following wise men signed a tract: “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” George Shultz - 96James A Baker - 86Martin Feldstein - 77Thomas Stephenson - 74Rob Walton - 72Henry Paulson - 70N. Gregory Mankiw - 59Ted Halstead - 48 The carbon dividend tract was promoted in a Wall Street Journal article published on February 7th and signed by former Secretaries of State, Shultz and Baker. According to Shultz and Baker: “…there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too...
  • Disability attorney who bilked $600M from gov’t disappears

    06/04/2017 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 3, 2017 | Adam Beam
    An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared, the FBI said. Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars. But Saturday, the FBI said Conn removed his electronic monitoring device, violating the conditions of his bond and prompting the U.S. District Court to issue a warrant for his arrest. David Habich, general counsel for the FBI’s Louisville office,...
  • Trump’s Tax Plan Could Affect Your Social Security

    04/12/2017 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 61 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Rob Garver
    The Trump administration, at work on a new plan for tax reform, is reportedly considering a plan to cross into one of the most dangerous territories in American politics: fiddling with the Social Security system. According to multiple reports, the administration is entertaining the possibility of eliminating the 12.4 percent payroll tax, which would require it to find a new dedicated funding source for the retirement checks that millions of Americans count on in their old age. The plan, first reported by the Associated Press, would be part of a major overhaul of the tax code that would make the...
  • Trump cut Social Security changes from budget proposal

    04/12/2017 1:57:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/12/17 | Sylvan Lane
    President Trump scrapped potential reforms to Social Security and Medicare while preparing his first budget request, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney, a fiscal hawk and former member of the House Freedom Caucus, said Trump quashed potential changes to Social Security, citing his campaign pledge not to touch the program. “I laid to him the options that Mick Mulvaney would put on a piece of paper,” Mulvaney told CNBC in an interview that aired Tuesday. “And [Trump] looked at one and said, ‘What is that?’ And I said, ‘Well, that's a change to part of...
  • Ringleader pleads guilty in huge Social Security fraud scheme; disability beneficiaries in limbo

    04/10/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A ringleader in one of the biggest Social Security disability fraud cases in U.S. history has pleaded guilty to filing more than 1,700 bogus applications, bilking the government out of potentially a half-billion dollars. But the administration is struggling to figure out how to handle the applicants, many of whom say that even though their applications were falsified, their cases are real and they shouldn’t be punished for having been ensnared by the massive fraud. Eric C. Conn, a prominent lawyer in eastern Kentucky, signed a guilty plea late last month acknowledging the scam, in which he recruited and filed...
  • Feds and UN Dumping “Unvetted, Diseased Refugee Men” on Taxpayer

    04/03/2017 5:39:15 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 April 2017 | Alex Newman
    A Missouri woman who has attended official meetings on resettling migrants is blowing the whistle on United Nations and federal schemes that she says are quietly flying in huge numbers of unvetted, diseased “refugees” from across Africa and the Middle East — many of whom do not even have a known name — and immediately handing them passports, Social Security numbers, and a vast array of tax-funded benefits. Noting that the overwhelming majority of the migrants she observed were men, she suggested the schemes were an “intentional device” to “invade the United States of America.” Adding insult to injury, said...
  • Your Pension Will Be At The Center Of America's Next Financial Crisis

    03/26/2017 5:30:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/26/2017 | Jeff Reeves via The Hill
    Authored by Jeff Reeves via The HillI’m not a fan of the “greed is good” mentality of Wall Street investment firms. But the next financial crisis that rocks America won’t be driven by bankers behaving badly. It will in fact be driven by pension funds that cannot pay out what they promised to retirees. According to one pension advocacy organization, nearly 1 million working and retired Americans are covered by pension plans at the risk of collapse.The looming pension crisis is not limited by geography or economic focus. These including former public employees, such as members of South Carolina’s...
  • SSI program shows that socialism is a failure and liberals don't care.

    03/22/2017 8:12:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Social Security... The SSI program. Liberals hail it as the toast of socialism. Liberals promulgate SSI as proof that government cares. The social secuirty program cares, the program is there to help those who cannot help themselves and that welfare state is superior to Christian charity. According to New York Times columnist and leftist Charles Blow, "Social security is the gift of Washington to the American people. It is what makes America a higher standard in freedom and prosperity." Just like everything printed by the Bolshevik News media including the Times and its left wing mouth pieces, nothing could be...
  • Changes to Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    03/04/2017 6:08:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 4, 2017 | Paul Orgel & John R Lott Jr
    Changes to Social Security Gun Background Check Rule John Lott talked about the Trump administration’s decision to roll back an Obama administration rule on background checks for gun purchases. Video https://www.c-span.org/video/?424766-4/washington-journal-john-lott-discusses-background-checks-gun-purchases
  • Trump Signs Bill Allowing Mentally Ill to Buy Guns

    03/04/2017 6:36:09 AM PST · by NelsTandberg · 25 replies
    Medscape ^ | 1 March, 2017 | Ken Terry
    Freeper umgud predicted "MSM will report that Trump is giving guns to crazy people." in http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3530085/posts Medscape is a bulletin e-mailed to thousands of health- care professionals. The article itself is reasoned and more accurate. ... "Trump signed a bill that overturned an Obama-era rule designed to stop certain individuals with mental disorders from buying guns. Issued near the end of Obama's presidency, the rule banned gun ownership by people who are on Social Security disability because they have mental health problems that prevent them from working and who must have someone manage their financial affairs." ... "but under the...
  • Report: President Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban

    02/28/2017 4:28:32 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2.28.17 | Awr Hawkins
    On a day when legislation benefiting women and black colleges and universities was signed with much pomp and circumstance, President Trump quietly followed through on his pledge to defend the Second Amendment by signing the repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban. The U.S, House voted to repeal the ban on February 2 and the Senate voted to repeal it on February 15. The ban was fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and Breitbart News reported: The specific details of the ban are unknown, as it is being put together “outside of public view.” But the...