According to the most recent Trustees Report, the Social Security Disability trust fund, which would have been depleted by the end of this year, will now run dry in 2019, thanks to a little finagling of the payroll tax. But this is a short-term solution to a program that is in desperate need of real […]
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When I retired, Medicare became my primary health insurance, fully covered by American taxpayers (and federal debt-holders), while Anthem/Blue Cross became my secondary health insurance, fully covered by the University of California. I will never have to spend a nickel of my Social Security benefits or inflation-adjusted defined retirement income on my health insurance. But […]
If Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Ca.) assault weapons bill is not enough of a kneejerk reaction to the Newtown shooting, Chicago is playing its part in contributing to the lack of common sense measures as well — by hurting its employee pension system. The board of Chicago’s Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund voted to divest […]
It”s less than four days away from the fiscal cliff. But unlike the recent Mayan prophecy, the cliff will really happen. Tax cuts will expire and discretionary spending will be cut automatically. And of course, we will reach the debt c eiling sooner rather than later. There are many obvious things wrong with this picture, […]