• To what “degree” does college pay for you to pursue?
  • The Global Economic Landscape
  • Jobs 2012 And Beyond
  • Henry Ford, where are you?
  • Trickle-down Reaganomics doesn’t hold water.
  • Will the ‘fracking’ business create major gas pains?
  • The American Dream 2.0

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Accounting For The Court That Reigns Supreme!

“The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives.”
By Diane Sweet 9/15/12 6:00pm

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How Rich Is Too Rich? 92% of Americans’ Measurement Of Richness Is Way Wrong!

Measuring real wealth in America has shocking misconceptions. How rich are the rich, and are they really wealthy in reality? How poor are the poor?
92% of Americans have no idea how far from reality their concept of wealth really is! The following video provides a concrete understanding of the necessity and urgency of directing any money you can spare away from those pesky, unnecessary, nonessential (discretionary, that’s Wall Street speak) purchases that you make and reallocating those funds into smart, sensible investments that will grow over time.
Hey, you, time is …

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[25 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,410 views]
Social Security benefits set to rise 1.7% in 2013

By Rachelle Younglai
WASHINGTON | Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:33pm EDT
(Reuters) – Social Security retirement benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will go up 1.7 percent next year, the Social Security Administration said on Tuesday, a small increase that may not cover rising premiums for the Medicare elderly health insurance program.
The average Social Security benefit will rise about $21 a month to a total of $1,261 per month, starting in January 2013 the Social Security administrator said. That amounts to $15,132 per year.
The administrator warned that for some beneficiaries, their Social …

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[14 Sep 2012 | 11 Comments | 2,350 views]
Is the relentless party drumbeat driving the “sound” from the house, or is it bitter “tea”?

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln
How can we expect our chosen representatives to act responsibly in our best interests across party lines when they cannot even find agreement, speak honestly, and play nice amongst themselves within their own agenda-sworn “party”?!
Our money is at the mercy of policy; policy is at the mercy of party; and party is at the mercy of those pandering-to-the-purses for policy power.
Financial prosperity and security is directly correlated to the policies established by our elected government representatives, the correlated agencies and their …

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[4 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 1,839 views]
By The Numbers, Incomes Grow More With The Democrats.

The Great Divergence In Pictures:  A visual guide to income inequality.
By Timothy Noah | The Great Divergence
Did the United States grow more unequal while Republicans were in power?
It sounds crude, but Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels has gone a long way toward proving it. Bartels looked up income growth rates for families at various income percentiles for the years 1948 to 2005, then cross-checked these with whether the president was a Republican or a Democrat.
He found two distinct and opposite trends. Under Democrats, the biggest income gains were for people …