Politics & Government

Are You Aware of the Upcoming Changes in Social Security?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is always making changes to their requirements and how much they will pay. The changes are often annual, and if you are thinking about preparing for retirement and waiting to draw on Social Security for retirement income, you need to pay attention to those changes. A couple of years ago, retirees receiving a social security ...

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Central Banks Around the World: No Action, Lots of Hints

The last 48 hours have seen numerous central bank announcements around the globe and what we have seen for the most part is very little action, but lots of hints as to which way they are leaning. It started with the Federal Reserve keeping the Fed Funds target rate between 1.5% and 1.75%. This is what investors expected so this ...

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House Speaker ‘Reluctantly’ Requests Impeachment Articles

On December 5th, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially asked the chamber to move forward with articles of impeachment. The announcement comes one day after a group of Democrat-invited law professors explained to the Judiciary Committee why Trump should be impeached. “The facts are uncontested,” said Pelosi. “The President abused his power for his own personal political benefit at the ...

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Trump Warnings On Socialism’s Rise Are Not Fear Mongering, Research Says

President Trump was mocked by Democrats when he declared in his State of the Union speech that America will never be a socialist country, a clear rebuke of the new generation of Democrats and socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. However, new polling data suggest that socialism is gaining support among Millennials and Generation Z, at the expense of belief ...

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Warren’s National Healthcare Proposal Unmasked as Fantasy

Whenever I undertake a piece regarding Elizabeth Warren I try to preface it with deep breathing exercises, meditation, soft music and low lights to calm my nerves in order to put together cogent thoughts on her polemic financial rhetoric. Okay, I’m starting already. Perhaps it would be best if editorials would not post a picture of Warren. Her mean faced, ...

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Elizabeth Warren Spooks Energy Investors

The mean-faced, clipped haired polemic against capitalism is front and center again with her quest to socialize America. Remember her mantra, “Big Business Bad…Free Healthcare Good.” Just to jot off on a quick tangent, the sight of AOC lifting hands with comrade Sanders as she bestowed her endorsement (which should carry all of three dozen votes) forced me to hit ...

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Has the Americans with Disabilities Act made a difference?

As one who has been “quote/unquote” handicapped for periods of time due to several bouts with bone cancer, I wanted to take a look at how employers and those who consider themselves disabled have evolved over the almost 30 years since the ADA was legislated. As I’ve mentioned before the social business cycles ebb and flow, and governments legislate according ...

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Democratic Debates – Who won, who lost.

We have just witnessed yet another 2019 Democratic Debate – this time run by CNN. My disclaimer, as always, is that as a good conservative, I find almost all of the rhetoric on the stage to be ignorant, uninformed and tragically ridiculous. My goal here is to attempt to ascertain how the performance of each will affect their standing in ...

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Will Romney Step in as Savior for the 2020 Presidential Race?

Among the few Republican lawmakers to criticize President Trump amid Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is Utah Senator Mitt Romney, who sought the presidency in 2008 and 2012. “When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other ...

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