Jun 21, 2016

Seniors group warns of Social Security buying power loss

Seniors group warns of Social Security buying power loss

'...Social Security has already lost 23 percent of its buying power since 2000, and another potential year of no cost-of-living increase could squeeze seniors — whose expenses haven’t lowered with low inflation...'

Reference: www.benefitspro.com

Jun 20, 2016

Lawmaker Demands Information on Excessive Bonuses Paid to Federal Employees

Lawmaker Demands Information on Excessive Bonuses Paid to Federal Employees

'...problems and delays at TSA. “Smurfing” is a technique that breaks specific financial transactions into something below the reporting requirement to mask them. “Hoggan’s $90,000 in bonus payments in 13 months is a clear violation of the spirit, if not the letter, of the law,” wrote McCaskill in her letter to acting OPM director Beth Cobert...'

Reference: blogs.fedsmith.com
Tags: Kelly Hoggan, Smurfing,

Jun 10, 2016

Will There Be a COLA Increase in 2017 for Federal Retirees?

Will There Be a COLA Increase in 2017 for Federal Retirees?

'...Social Security benefits and federal retirement benefits did not go up in 2016. This was obviously bad news for retirees who rely on their monthly checks for a big part of their overall income. No COLA increase resulted in millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees paying for increasing food and other costs with the same income they had in the previous year. To add insult to injury, medical costs and medical insurance also went up, so these extra costs also had to be absorbed with the same income as the year before...'

Reference: www.fedsmith.com
Tags:2017 Federal Employee COLA, 2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise,

Video: Wishy Washy Politicians Will Say Anything to Get You to Bite

Watch the video of Obama talking about Hillary in 2008 and compare that to his endorsement of her now.

Wishy Washy: Obama Endorses Clinton, But What Does He Truly Think of Lying Hillary

Now that corporate backed Hillary Clinton has trash talked Bernie Sanders to the degree that we no longer have an opportunity for 'real' positive change for all Americans, we are left with the standard of fake, lying, corporate backed scum that are destroying the working class and raping seniors by not expanding Social Security, yet permitting corporations, big oil, and the extreme wealthy to ride off the backs of working men and women. All of this while we permit transgenders to share restrooms and locker rooms with our children. Way to go America! Let's keep the world laughing at us while we decline with our own naive lack of common sense.

Reference: Federal Employees
Tags:Liars endorsing liars, Obama Legacy,

Jun 7, 2016

Harvard Poll: Tthe American Dream is Dead for Them

Nearly Half of Young Americans Believe the American Dream is Dead for Them

'...When November IOP polling asked 18- to 29- year-olds if the “American Dream is alive or dead” for them personally, respondents were nearly evenly split (49%: “alive;” 48%: “dead”). While no significant difference was found based on race or ethnicity (whites – 49% said “alive;” African-Americans – 44% said “alive;” Hispanics – 52% said “alive”), respondents’ level of education did play a role. Nearly six-in-ten (58%) college graduates said the American Dream was alive for them personally, compared to only 42% of those not in college/never enrolled in college saying the same. Additionally, a significant majority of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters said they believed the American dream was “dead” (Trump voters – 61%: American Dream “dead,” 39%: “alive;” Sanders voters – 56%: American Dream “dead,” 44%: “alive”)...'

Reference: iop.harvard.edu
Tags: Obama Legacy, The American Dream, Destruction of America's Working Class,