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2018 Social Security COLA

The July CPI-W decreased 0.1% and the annual increase is only 1.5% over a year.

That means the August and September CPI-W must increase significantly in order to reach the Trustees predicted 2.2% increase for 2018


Why don't more taxpayers care about public pensions?

The average voter is as bad as politicians when it comes to ignoring major issues and kicking crisis down the road to the next generation. Here is one major example, Social Security and Medicare are others. 207 more words

Observations On Life

Medicare at 50? 

The following is an excerpt from a summary of a new bill introduced by several Democrats in Congress. Seems like a good deal, right? Interesting that they compare prices with a gold plan which is the most expensive and which most people have no need to buy. 184 more words


Is it always "lying" by politicians?

Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.

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Is Obamacare working? That depends on what it was designed to do. 

Did millions of Americans gain health insurance or Medicaid? Yes

Did Obamacare improve the quality of health care? Very marginally if at all.

Did Obamacare make health care affordable? 134 more words


Raise those income taxes🤑

A Gallup survey measuring the last fifteen years clearly shows Democrats favor higher taxes (on some Americans) compared with Republicans.

Generally speaking, higher income means households with incomes above $250,000. 145 more words