Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    Social Insecurity: Part 2

    Aug 4, 10 • 205 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 • 231 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 • 217 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 • 241 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]

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    Costly Legislation

    May 28, 10 • 210 Views • No Comments

    Looking at a recent NY Times article, whose title was, “Cost of Jobs Bill Leaves Some Democrats Leery,” I wondered whether the author realized just how many costs his discussion involved. If passed, the bill would extend jobless pay, provide...  [read more]