Posts Tagged ‘federal deficit’

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    Aging Benefits

    Apr 26, 12 • 216 Views • Economic History, Gender Issues, Government, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    When you combine better health care with generous pensions you get (choose one): happy retirees happy politicians insufficiently funded national pension programs the eurozone the United States other   To select an answer let’s begin with 1935. Just

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    Social Insecurity: Part 2

    Aug 4, 10 • 162 Views • Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    The average social security check received by a retired grandma is $1169. Multiply that by 35 million recipients, add to it other social security obligations, and this year, you have more money leaving than entering the social security “bank

  • Insecurity about Homeland Security Spending

    Jan 14, 10 • 193 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    I recommend looking at the 2005 American Enterprise Institute paper on homeland security spending at: http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/jmueller/DERUGY.PDF Providing insight about where, how, and why approximately $44 billion is being spent, the report