Category Archives: Seniors & Social Security

Safety Net Programs vs. Entitlement jargon: What’s in a name? Everything…

Since When did we start calling Medicare and Social Security “entitlement” programs? Have wordmeisters like Frank Luntz and Karl Rove hijacked the language to undermine Medicare and Social Security? It seems that way. Let’s start using the proper terms for … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney says “Corporations are People” in Iowa

In Iowa Mitt Romney tries to explain to the public that “corporations are people” when asked about how he would strengthen social security, medicare and medicaid without cutting benefits. He said he could raise taxes on “people”. Then folks in … Continue reading

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Boehner talks about being “Serious” about Budget Plan but is he playing Edward’s Game?

Boehner walks out on Budget Talks Today…Here’s what is really going on: Can Boehner and the people he claims he represents get beyond party politics? Negotiation 101: In an optimal negotiation both sides listen to each other’s point of view … Continue reading

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The Gang of Six Proposal Cuts Medicare, Social Security & Medicaid

Devil is in the Details While the bipartisan effort of the 3 democrats and 3 republicans making up the Gang of Six is a great start, what does it mean? According to Senator Bernie Sanders, (VT), the draft outline of … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole. Does the Dept. of Defense Know Where their Money Goes?

Possible Gold Mine of Untracked Money in DOD The accounting practices of the Department of Defense are so ridiculous that it should be a Saturday Night Live Skit.  This assessment comes from the DOD’s own Inspector General! Here are some … Continue reading

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Senator Sanders Exposes the Well-Funded Koch Echo Chamber

Senator Bernie Sanders Exposes the Koch Brothers PR Campaign to Attempt to Raise Age of Social Security to 70 Years Old! Why are the Koch Brothers so determined to use think tanks, the media and public officials to force their … Continue reading

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President Obama Highlights Importance of Education to Win the Future of America

President Obama gave his State of the Union Speech Tonight, 1/25/11 and urged Americans to Win the Future “We do big things. From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to … Continue reading

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Red-Tape GOP REINS Act Set to Create Gridlock in D.C.

The REINS Act was proposed in the last Congress as H.R. 3765 by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and S. 3826 by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). This Act is called the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act”. The … Continue reading

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Final Report Due from U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 1/27/11

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Set to Release Final Report on 1/27/11 According to the Huffington Post, there may be some organizations and individuals investigated for improper conduct surrounding the financial meltdown of the U.S. economy in 2007. However, not … Continue reading

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Good Regulations and Good Policies

The Good, the Bad and the Stupid Is everything in life always good or always bad or always stupid? No, of course not. Yet, the new Manipulative Talking Points (MTP) coming from the mouth of GOP wordcrafter Frank Luntz on … Continue reading

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