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You Are Entitled to Nothing

I know “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood is fictitious, malicious, and evil. But even an evil fictitious character can hit the nail on its head occasionally. We might not like his prescription, but he diagnoses America’s chief problem more concretely, more accurately, and more honestly than any American politician ever has. Ever. We’ve been crippled …

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Kudos to President Obama For Touching the Third Rail

President Obama submitted a budget wildly out of balance that increases taxes across the board. But he also stuck his tongue on the infamous ‘third rail’ of American politics by proposing chained CPI for calculating Social Security cost of living increases. Bravo. We’ve Been Asking For This Economic conservatives have pointed out for years that …

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Money Problems? Borrow Your Kids’ Social Security Numbers

Why not? Kids have a clean slate when it comes to credit scores.  Sure, they don’t have a long history, but you can help with that.  And you can buy that 56-inch 3D LED TV you’ve been craving.  In a few months, you might even be able to buy a new car—on your kid’s credit. …

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Gimme More Money or Granny Gets It!

Obama showed his breaking point today. The stress got to him. Today Obama threatened to stop Social Security payments if Congress doesn’t bend to his will on the debt ceiling. The president told reporters that there may not be enough money to pay Social Security benefits on and after August 3rd.  But the President lies. …

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What Are We For?

A few weeks back, the Christian Science Monitor asked me to write an op-ed. The subject was, “If the Tea Party ran America, how would things change; and why do you think you’ll win?” The call was my opportunity to break from the easy, unassailable position that things are bad and getting worse. It meant …

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