Category: Politics

Illinois Foreshadows the Future of US Pensions

Illinois Foreshadows the Future of US Pensions

Are you paying attention to what is happening with the pensions in Illinois? If you’re like most people who don’t live in Illinois, you’re wondering why you should care since it isn’t your state, right? A judge just ruled that the State of Illinois has to use 100% of their (tax) income to pay for…

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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

What’s the minimum wage objective? Proponents of raising the minimum wage have stated their goal is to obtain a “living wage” for the lowest paid worker. That sounds truly magnanimous on the surface. Who wouldn’t want a “living wage?” Leadership in both political parties support the idea of a minimum wage. The Democratic Party even…

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Which Occupation Is Most Frequently Claimed In The Panama Papers?

Which Occupation Is Most Frequently Claimed In The Panama Papers?

The farce of all the yelling and screaming by the OECD and G-20 “pinocchios” over the Panama Papers. With all the anti-one-percenter rhetoric and tax-evading-evil-doer narratives spewing forth from the mainstream media mouthpieces of the establishment since The Panama Papers were exposed for all to see, it may come as a surprise to some to…

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Pension Fund’s Proposed 60% Cut Is “Not Enough” Says Treasury

Pension Fund’s Proposed 60% Cut Is “Not Enough” Says Treasury

The collapse of pensions begins. One of the largest pension funds just let it be known that most of those covered and contributing will most likely receive nothing in return. 407,000 private sector workers are about to lose most of their pensions. The Central States Pension Fund, which handles the retirement benefits for current and former…

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Surrender Your Principles?

Surrender Your Principles?

Erick Erickson penned an excellent article about standing by your principles. He was among the group of conservatives invited to Facebook for the face-to-face discussion over the allegations of censoring conservatives. This past week, a group of conservatives were invited to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in California. Facebook scrambled to do damage control over…

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Is The Shift To A Cashless Society Snowballing Or Being Forced?

Is The Shift To A Cashless Society Snowballing Or Being Forced?

Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society.The Federal Reserve estimates that there will be $616.9 billion in cashless transactions in 2016. That’s up from around $60 billion in 2010.No doubt that there has been a shift in the direction of a cashless society. It’s been a slow progression based…

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Donald Trump’s His Supreme Court ‘Short List’

Donald Trump’s His Supreme Court ‘Short List’

During the Republican presidential primary, one of the sharpest attacks against presumptive nominee Donald Trump was the concern over who he might nominate to the Supreme Court, if elected. (Reuters photo/Charisma News)Wednesday afternoon, he sought to allay those fears by releasing his “short list” of Supreme Court nominees. Among those on the list are several…

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Could The Donald Trump Presidency Affect Your Wallet?

Could The Donald Trump Presidency Affect Your Wallet?

Via foxbusiness.com  This abbreviated version of the article is what Fox Business believes to be Donald Trumps affects on your wallet should he ultimately succeed in becoming the 45th President of the United States. On the surface, they seem reasonable and would help soften the hard collapse in the economy that appears to be teetering…

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Political Life Is Tough

Political Life Is Tough

Well, at least according to Hillary, political life is tough after being in office. She had to get used to not being treated like a queen. After all, she and Bill only get multiple 6-figures per speaking engagement. You realize, of course, that of that money goes to a charity, the Clinton Foundation operated by…

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