Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    Social Insecurity: Part 3

    Aug 15, 10 • 215 Views • No Comments

    Do you prefer adjusting COLAs or the full retirement age (FRA) to ensure the survival of the U.S. Social Security program? To decide, you might want to know how different solutions will affect high and low income earners.   One way to solve...  [read more]

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    Social Insecurity: Part 2

    Aug 4, 10 • 210 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Can the Post Office Deliver?

    Jun 26, 10 • 235 Views • No Comments

    Having just read a Washington Post article about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), I started thinking about its future. But first, its past: While we have had postal services since the 1600s, Ben Franklin transformed the system. Appointed Deputy Postmaster for...  [read more]

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    Fiscal Insight

    Jun 16, 10 • 219 Views • No Comments

    Picture this political cartoon: In some unknown ocean, a Chinese submarine confronts a U.S. navy vessel with the Chinese submarine captain saying, “Turn around or we sell all your T-bills.” The caption says, “Chinese sub threatens U.S....  [read more]

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    Health Care Reform and Sausages

    Jun 7, 10 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Now that we have a health care reform bill, I wondered about the next step. After a law is passed, how are the provisions implemented? A recent Washington Post article provided the answers. The next step unfolds in government offices where staffers decide...  [read more]