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Harvard Study: Social Security In Far Worse Shape Than Official Numbers Show - Forbes

Harvard Study: Social Security In Far Worse Shape Than Official Numbers Show

Over the last 15 years, the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Chief Actuary has consistently underestimated retirees’ life expectancy and made other errors that make the finances of the retirement system look significantly better than they are , a new study by two Harvard and one Dartmouth academics concludes.

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AOW Turns 2!

Two years ago to the day An Opinionated World was born! Two years ago to the day, bored with all my spare time I created this blog to host my various ramblings. 623 more words


Messages from me: 7:45pm, May 20th 2015.

A lot is definitely going on for me this week and in the weeks to come! some good stuff, some boring stuff. Just all around jam packed full o’ stuff. 39 more words


This rapper shot a police officer. Will 'Stand Your Ground' set him free?

About an hour before dawn on a February morning this year, Elton Bandoo was asleep in his room when he was suddenly awoken by a loud bang and the sound of the windows of his North Miami Beach home being shattered. 1,605 more words

EaSY G reblogged this on End Stand Your Ground.

About (Over)time : U.S. Department of Labor Blog

Unless specifically exempt, workers protected by the FLSA must receive overtime pay. The president asked Secretary Perez to update the “white-collar exemptions” that exclude certain professional, executive and administrative employees from having to be paid overtime. 125 more words


Skyrocketing Medicaid signups stir state expansion fights - Rachana Pradhan - POLITICO

Good? Bad? It depends on your point of view I guess, but there should be no debate it is expensive. And the crazy way we did this leaving it to the states puts many low-income Americans in a coverage gap not eligible for Medicaid or a Obamacare exchange, which excludes people eligible under the new rules for Medicaid even if their state did not expand Medicaid. 244 more words


How to Solve the E.R. Problem

I have a lot of respect for Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel even though I never met the man. He helped design Obamacare, but his views on health care issues are practical, honest and display common sense not typical of naive policy makers. 451 more words