Social Security Will Not Get Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016

People on Social Security “benefits” will not see a cost-of-living increase in 2016. This is only the third time since 1975 that this has happened, and Social Security recipients are not happy about it for obvious reasons: The annual cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is based on the government’s measure of inflation. This year’s lack of COLA has Social Security beneficiaries worried. “It’s terrible the way they’re doing old people that have worked all their lives and are barely getting Read more […]

Social Security in Bigger Trouble Than We Thought

The Social Security Administration has been releasing heavily biased and overly optimistic numbers for about fifteen years, according to a new report by Harvard and Dartmouth: According to the report, the SSA’s actuarial projections in the 1980s underestimated revenues and overestimated costs by $27 billion; in the 1990s, that figure was $200 billion. Now, in the first ten years after 2000, the forecasts overestimated revenue and underestimated costs to the total of $1 trillion. The Social Read more […]

Utah Congressman Proposes Disarming BLM Agents and Other Federal Bureaucrats

Gun control fanatics claim they’re against guns, but they’re usually the ones in favor of heavily arming government agents. If you work for the government, you deserve all the heavy weaponry you can get your hands on to protect you from evil, rebellious and dangerous civilians. So, we see agencies like Homeland Security, the Bureau of Land Management, even the Social Security Administration and the Postal Service ordering large amounts of ammo and weaponry. They’re allowed to protect themselves Read more […]

Bernie Sanders, Leftist “Logic,” and Social Security

In an article in USA Today,1 Bernie Sanders, the Democrat junior Senator from Vermont, talked a little about untaxed rich people, Social Security, corporate tax loopholes, and other Democrat talking points. Since I found his article so riveting, Read more […]I think it is odd how many politicians write partisan opinion pieces for major news outlets. It seems obvious to me that fair and unbiased news is less than likely to come from professional liars with a vested interest in swaying public opinion. But alas… [↩]

Forced To Work For The Government 61 Days Without Pay!

Now that the uncertainty has abated that surrounded whether or not our taxes would be going up in 2013, I decided to do a little calculating to figure out how much of my money the government will involuntarily confiscate from me this year. Because I am part of the lower income level (I will not play into the liberals’ class warfare by using such Marxist language as to refer to it as the lower “class”), my taxes are, unfairly, not as high as those of a higher income level. No, let me rephrase: Read more […]