Category Archives: Government

Where did your Social Security go?

Taken from a rant off Facebook and modified to use less hyperbole. This is mostly for my poorer relatives who worship the conservative party (which today is a misnomer) and think that party can do no wrong. You contributed to Social … Continue reading

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US Debt Highlights ~ the Day after…

Overheard: Thanks for protecting the job creators, you know for creating jobs for chauffeurs, valets, domestic help, and most importantly seamstresses who specialize in crafting $100 bills into luxurious overcoats. ~ Jim Cutler “This deal does not even attempt to … Continue reading

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WORK Stats Worldwide Infographic

Prepare to be surprised by the statistics presented in this simple PSFK: What’s Work Like Around the World Infographic that I have excerpted here. “One thing we have in common across the world is work, even though significant differences in … Continue reading

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United States Tax Lies and Distortions?

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes “The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third … Continue reading

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NEWS ACTION ALERT: U.S. Military Bands Face Potentially Devastating Budget Cut

The following is an open letter from the American Bandmaster’s Association and echoes the sentiment of the College Band Directors National Association. Now it is our turn to support the nation’s top music makers. “The House of Representatives has voted … Continue reading

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(US) Climate of Denial

Rolling Stone: Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison? by Al Gore In this well laid out article Al Gore tilts his lance at the greed and avarice of big money interests. “Part of the script for … Continue reading

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Tax Breaks for the Rich Versus Budget Cuts

This article goes on and is taken from here.

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Rich Americans ask for Social Security to be cut… again.

I will admit to using sensationalism in my title to get you to read this post. But I suspect that IF you read it, you might be better informed for those many political conversations that you have, usually with your … Continue reading

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Where Does Your Money Go?

Here’s a nice chart provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Interesting that they clump pensions with insurance, but still both only account for 10% of the average income. 34% going for housing seems high to me too. But … Continue reading

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