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[26 Feb 2019 | Comments Off | 120 views]
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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[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 …

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[10 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,683 views]
Updated Feb. 26, 2019: Hottest global temps on record are costing a “cropload”! NOAA’ing The Facts!

Updated Feb. 26, 2019
Dark Purple = extreme drought
Red = severe drought
Gold = moderate drought
 
The US is falling behind other nations in upgrading technology and infrastructure to deal with the sources and significances of global climate change.
When is the last time you checked the floodplain of that home you own, or want to buy, or your apartment building, even if you are renting on the top floor?
How are those heating-n-cooling bills working for ya lately?
If you experience any unreasonable price spikes in food, water, utility bills, shipping/freight costs … costs of …

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[8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,603 views]
The Serious Business Of Managing Your Health

Ladies and gents, your health care just improved with more improvements ahead … but this ACA (Affordable Care Act) battle isn’t over.
As of August 1, 2012, the health reform law is now providing women more preventative healthcare services, including expanding reproductive health care, available for free without copayments or deductibles if you have health insurance.
Currently, as reported on The Rachel Maddow Show, the ACA covers the following as of:
JULY 1, 2010

HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISITING CONDITIONS

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

ILLEGAL TO DENY COVERAGE TO KIDS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
ADULTS CAN STAY ON PARENTS’ …

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[25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 1,883 views]
To what “degree” does college pay for you to pursue?

CNBC’s Kelly Evans reports on the escalating costs of attaining a college degree; how the costs incurred with the subsequent loans can place a prolonged, lifestyle-altering burden on the pursuit of a chosen career and its bounties; plus the financial challenges that graduates face while striving to fulfill the American Dream:  a car, a home, a successful career, a family, and continued education.
This report offers a breakdown of some of the costs and consequences, both positive and negative, of a college degree and how long those costs can remain a …

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[15 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | 887 views]
More Jobs? Navigating Through All The BLS – Focusing On The Facts, The Numbers, Not The Politics

Ezra Klein, columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg, shares the latest news and data from the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) about the positive economic and employment numbers.
 
 
 
 
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