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[Problems prevented me from posting for a while. So, I'm trying to catch up.] According to the annual report of the Social Security Trustees, after adding the income for the 2012 budget year and ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Does Social Security contribute to the Deficit? Yes by running scored surpluses it has reduced them and WILL CONTINUE TO REDUCE DEFICITS FOR MOST OF THE 10 YEAR WINDOW. The graphic above actually ...
by Bruce Webb
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:06 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Well let's start where my last diary ended up: Debt Toolkit: Public, Subject to the Limit, Social Security Trust Fund and put those tools to work starting from the same screen shot from Treasury's ...
by Bruce Webb
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 09:05 AM PST with 13 Recommends
First some definitional points. Total Public Debt = Debt Subject to the Limit. Or more properly the two track precisely (Green and Blue ...
by Bruce Webb
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:35 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Wealthy People Do -- er, Don't pay any "Federal Income Taxes." (... over 430,000 of them.) Hey Mitt it seems like a significant part of your peer group, makes up a significant part of that 47% -- ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 01:28 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Mitt Romney should have seen "a bump" from a section of that secret tape, that few have yet to notice: Just how much Mitts loves his sons, and how much more he now loves all those adorable Grandkids!
by jamess
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 09:19 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Most people understand that the $14.x trillion debt is the sum of "debt owed to the public" (includes all entities other then branches of the federal government that hold treasury securities), and ...
by TruthMerchant
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:52 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is another in a series of diaries about the problems imposed by the "debt limit" law and the Republicans. In ...
by TruthMerchant
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 09:28 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
If you suddenly won the Power Ball Lottery, and instantly had Multi-Millions of new found wealth -- would ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Feb 12, 2011 at 08:18 AM PST with 8 Recommends
If you suddenly won the Power Ball Lottery, and instantly had Multi-Millions of new found wealth -- would ...
by jamess
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 11:26 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Of course not. No Fiscally responsible Country would squelch on their Debts like that -- SO why are they telling American Workers effectively the same thing: Sorry your T-Bill ...
by jamess
Comment Count 52 comments on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 03:39 PM PST with 14 Recommends
"This is an impressive crowd: the Have's and Have-more's. Some people call you the elites. I call you my base." George ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 03:57 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
In a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court , Mark Twain is suddenly transported back in time with a friend to medieval England. They meet a peasant. Twain tells the peasant that the ...
by terryhallinan
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 06:30 AM PDT with 1 Recommend