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Aug 25, 2019

Lawsuits: Federal Gov't Fails To Protect Military Reservists Returning To Civilian Jobs


Lawsuits: Federal Gov't Fails To Protect Military Reservists Returning To Civilian Jobs


'...Claiming they are denied promotions and pay, reservists and guard troops are suing their civilian employers under a federal law designed to protect their civilian careers...'


Reference: www.kpbs.org
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Jul 10, 2019

Seven reasons to worry about the American middle class


Seven reasons to worry about the American middle class


'...Middle-class incomes are stagnant Despite gains in national income over the past half-century, American households in the middle of the distribution have experienced very little income growth in recent decades...'


Reference: www.brookings.edu
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Jul 6, 2019

All-American Flag Act: Bill would require feds to only buy American flags made in U.S.


Bill would require feds to only buy American flags made in U.S.


'...Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, introduced legislation they call the “All-American Flag Act” that would require the government to buy flags produced entirely with U.S.-made materials. The flags would also have to be manufactured in the U.S...'


Reference: www.wifr.com
Tags: All-American Flag Act

Jun 8, 2019

New withdrawal options and 4 other things to watch from the TSP this year


New withdrawal options and 4 other things to watch from the TSP this year


'...New withdrawal options are first up on the to-do list for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that administers the TSP. The new withdrawal flexibilities will be available for participants starting Sept. 15...'


Reference: federalnewsnetwork.com
Tags: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB)

May 20, 2019

Senate bill would provide financial relief to federal employees relocating for work


Senate bill would provide financial relief to federal employees relocating for work


'...The Relocation Expense Parity Act will ensure that all federal employees who qualify to have their moving costs reimbursed by the government are also repaid for the taxes owed on relocation reimbursements. “Straddling our loyal public employees with part of the cost of their employment-related relocation is not just wrong, it’s also a disservice to our workforce,” said Sen. Warner...'


Reference: augustafreepress.com
Tags: Relocation Expense Parity Act,

Mar 12, 2019

White House Revives Retirement Cuts in 2020 Budget Proposal


White House Revives Retirement Cuts in 2020 Budget Proposal


'...do away with the FERS supplement for workers forced to retire before age 62, when Social Security kicks in. The Trump administration also proposed reducing payments to retirees by basing annuities on the average of workers’ highest five years of salary...'


Reference: www.govexec.com
Tags: Destruction of America's Working Class, The destruction of FERS benefits, FERS, TSP, G Fund, FERS supplement, Special Retirement Supplement (SRS), Employers with High Rates of Employed Military Veterans Being Attacked,

Feb 19, 2019

The Wealthy Are Not Paying an Equal Income Percentage to Social Secirity as Working Class Foots Bill


The Rich Are Costing Social Security Almost $150 Billion a Year


'...More than nine out of 10 working Americans will make less than $132,900 this year, and will therefore be paying into the system on every dollar they earn. Mind you, only the self-employed will owe the 12.4% rate. If you're employed by someone else, you and your employer split the payroll tax liability down the middle, 6.2% each. This means just a single-digit percentage of the working population will sidestep paying tax on a portion of their earnings. But, in 2016, this "portion" equaled $1.2 trillion in earnings . At the 12.4% rate, that's $148.8 billion (nearly $150 billion) in revenue that Social Security is missing out on each year...'


Reference: www.nasdaq.com
Tags: Expand Social Security Act, Social Security,

Jan 27, 2019

Government shutdown cost $6 billion, more than President Trump wanted to fund border wall


Government shutdown cost $6 billion, more than President Trump wanted to fund border wall


'...Standard & Poor’s analyzed the cost of the partial government shutdown on the United States economy and found it added up to at least $6 billion...'


Reference: fox8.com
Tags: Shutdown 2018, Shutdown 2019, Border Wall, Illegal Immigration,

Jan 22, 2019

Wife of unpaid federal employee wins $100,000 on lottery


Wife of unpaid federal employee wins $100,000 on lottery


'...Along with the $100,000, Walls -- who lives in Ashburn, a suburban town near Washington -- also bagged a Ford Expedition SUV. Around 800,000 federal employees have been...'


Reference: www.yahoo.com
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Jan 4, 2019

Shutdown: Why Are Federal Workers Punished So Illegals Can Enter The U.S.?


Dems unprepared for a partial government shutdown that lasts for months and months


'...In other words, a prime segment of the Democrats' coalition is in a financial hole that gets deeper and deeper with each passing day – all because Nancy Pelosi says a border wall is "immoral," a nonsense proposition that only sycophants can mouth without inner doubts. The position that not even a dollar should be spent on a border wall is not viable, which means that a compromise on calling it a "slatted fence" or "border protection" or some other euphemism is going to get more attractive to the federal employees and to the political bosses...'


Reference:www.americanthinker.com
Tags: Illegal Immigration, Border Wall, Shutdown 2018, Shutdown 2019, destruction of the middle class,