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Social Security is on the Table

By George P. Brockway, originally published February 8, 1993

THEY SAY THAT Social Security is on the table. I hope the table is spacious and sturdy, for Social Security is like the proverbial… 1,853 more words

The Dismal Science

Democrat blocked from adding $25 a day to congressional pay

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Rep. Jim Moran tried to help members of Congress with their housing expenses, but he couldn’t even get approval for an extra $25 a day. 289 more words


Sen. Vitter: If Congress wants a pay raise, vote on it

Sen. David Vitter has a simple idea for members of Congress: You want a raise, ask for it and vote on the proposal.

The challenge is that Congress is slated to automatically receive annual cost-of-living adjustments — but members have voted to block or delay such increases since 2009. 240 more words


We are One Coalition Sues Over Pension Bill

The We are One Coalition has filed a lawsuit over the pension reform bill that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law on December 5th, 2013. 144 more words



The link was sent to me by friend referencing the article “our cousin across the Pond shares her thoughts on the cuts here & there…” 26 more words

{you wonder why state employees are considered lazy}


The state of North Carolina continues to be a joke in the scheme of things. We don’t believe in paying our teachers, we make exorbitant expenditures on things like bathrooms in the governor’s mansion, we hire inexperienced campaigners to work for the current administration and be paid almost six figures. 465 more words

Life As We Know It

Another unexpected COLA!

I got an unexpected COLA of $600 in this week’s check. This will allow me to pay off a doctor’s bill, a utility bill from my house and the balance I owe the lawn guy from the house. 152 more words

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