Posts Tagged ‘social security’

  • Saving for Retirement

    Seeing the Elderly You

    Oct 27, 12 • 238 Views • No Comments

    More of us are worried about financing retirement. But it’s not the “gloomy boomers” who said three years ago, at 50 or so, that they feared outliving their money. Now, according to Pew Research, the most worried demographic is adults in...  [read more]

  • The Congress and the Deficit

    Big Bird’s Issues

    Oct 11, 12 • 251 Views • No Comments

    All the talk about Big Bird and federal funding is really about 2 much bigger issues. 1. Discretionary Spending With proposed spending in the Obama 2013 budget at 3.7 trillion dollars, a tiny proportion–between 1 and 2 percent, goes to the Corporation...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: What To Know For The First Presidential Debate

    Oct 1, 12 • 271 Views • No Comments

    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer said there would be six 15-minute segments in the first presidential debate on October 3rd. Devoting the entire first half to “the economy,” he will also cover healthcare, the role of government, and...  [read more]

  • QE3 and the Baby Boomers

    Sep 14, 12 • 216 Views • No Comments

    At the beginning of yesterday’s QE3 press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke referred to the plight of savers. Similarly, during an August “Conversation With the Chairman,” Dr. Bernanke was asked, “What about the savers?” Both...  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 218 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]