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What Would Happen to Social Security Benefits If Life Expectancy Rates Increased?

What Would Happen to Social Security Benefits If Life Expectancy Rates Increased?

The Social Security ACT was signed into law in 1935 as part of FDR's New Deal Program. The Act provided benefits to retirees when they turned 65. In 1935, the average life expectancy was 58 for men and 62 for women, although those statistics are distorted in comparison to today's life expe......[Read More]
Fresh Beer On Capitol Hill

Fresh Beer On Capitol Hill

There's only one Buffett Rule that still matters. It's five o'clock somewhere.......[Read More]
Neighborhood Civic Association Bylaws

Neighborhood Civic Association Bylaws

Neighborhood civic associations need guidelines and policies to operate as legal entities, especially when funds are involved. These guidelines are written in the form of bylaws. Bylaws reduce confusion about who is responsible for what duties in a group. Bylaws create an ongoing sense of community ......[Read More]
No Room For Victims In This Crisis!

No Room For Victims In This Crisis!

As the financial crisis grows the rich and powerful - political leaders, captains of industry and financial titans - claim they are powerless - helpless victims. It is time to see them for the cowards they are, pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get on with rebuilding our economy. There is no......[Read More]
Lame Duck Politics

Lame Duck Politics

TSA pat downs, tax cuts for the rich and famous, debt reduction commissions, social security cuts are just the crust of what is going on in the lame duck session of Congress.Let us take a look at the current events.......[Read More]
Curing the Pollutics of Dynasties and Oligarchies

Curing the Pollutics of Dynasties and Oligarchies

An article published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on its November 11, 2012 issue quoted Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay arguing against prohibiting dynasties, taking exception especially to qualified candidates with popular clamor. Please. The sentiment echoes those of members of 150 cla......[Read More]
Money Is Tearing America Apart

Money Is Tearing America Apart

We are witnessing a struggle over money play out on a national scale. The political maneuvering in Washington and in state houses across the country are just the opening salvoes. Demonstrations in Wisconsin are the harbinger of battles yet to be fought over the fiscal realities the nation faces. Man......[Read More]
The Party of Know - A New Republican Mantra For 2010

The Party of Know - A New Republican Mantra For 2010

The Republican party has been labeled the party of no. As the minority party, their options are understandably limited. Today America is hungry for results, not excuses from either party. Becoming the party of "know" will allow Republicans to voice lasting solutions to our most pressing na......[Read More]
Confidence in Our Government to Manage Health Care?

Confidence in Our Government to Manage Health Care?

I listened very intently as the President made his passionate plea for Congress to act on and pass the current health care legislation. He spoke of the plight of millions of people who are currently without health insurance. He also spoke about those that have serious medical conditions that either ......[Read More]
Despair Follows Delusion

Despair Follows Delusion

Many wrong conclusions are being hyped about the recent midterm elections.The real, sad truth is that no serious reforms of government are likely.......[Read More]
The Objectives of Democracy

The Objectives of Democracy

Democracy is quite literally the most popular form of government in the modern-day Western world. However, the term dates back farther into the reaches of human history than the origins of the United States and the West. It is a word with powerful positive connotations, indicating a rule by the peop......[Read More]
History of the Skull & Crossbones Flag

History of the Skull & Crossbones Flag

The ominous black flag adorned with the skull and crossbones design has become the notorious symbol of pirates on the high seas. Much of the skull and crossbones' significance lies in history, however it continues to be the most-used symbol for modern representations of pirates.......[Read More]
Potential Results From Obamacare

Potential Results From Obamacare

Here I am sitting once again at my desk and allowing my mind to wander this way and that. Gradually, I have come to the realization that once Obamacare fully kicks in we will likely perceive some pretty dramatic changes involving our medical services. Nothing will be as we currently know it. Since o......[Read More]
Republicans Distancing Themselves from the Bush Administration?

Republicans Distancing Themselves from the Bush Administration?

The Mass Media in all their hysteria and nightly hokum would have us believe that the entire Republican Party is distancing them selves from the Bush Administration. This simply is not so.......[Read More]
How to Find Voter Registration Records Online

How to Find Voter Registration Records Online

Voter registration records generally contain important data, such as your political affiliation, voting district and polling location. Some cities and counties even maintain voter registration records online. To access this information, you will generally be required to provide personal identifying ......[Read More]
What Are the Roles of Minor Political Parties in the U.S.?

What Are the Roles of Minor Political Parties in the U.S.?

Throughout U.S. political history, minor political parties, and specifically third-party presidential candidates, have played a highly influential role, not only in the outcome of elections but also affecting political debates and causing shifts in the positions of the two major parties, the Republi......[Read More]
Overheard in New Hampshire

Overheard in New Hampshire

It's about politics..........[Read More]
Costa Del Sol Prepare For First Lady, Michelle Obama And Rumoured Presidential Visit

Costa Del Sol Prepare For First Lady, Michelle Obama And Rumoured Presidential Visit

The First Lady and her daughter are in the Costa Del Sol next week, rumours are rife that President Barrack Obama could be joining them for his birthday.......[Read More]
Counter Protest to Westboro Baptist Church

Counter Protest to Westboro Baptist Church

In my opinion, the behavior of the members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, who take it upon them selves to picket and protest at the funerals of service members killed in action, is highly inappropriate. I personally cannot understand how they envision that they in any way represen......[Read More]
The History of the Texas Flag

The History of the Texas Flag

From the time Texas was a republic until it joined the United States, it has had three official national or state flags: the 1836 national flag, the 1836 national flag for naval service, and the 1939 national flag that was destined to become the current state flag of Texas. The Lone Star flag that f......[Read More]