Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) gave Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) a less than warm welcome Wednesday morning during hearings for Donald Trump’s nominee to Health and Human Services. The Vermont senator went straight to the heart of matters, pressing Price on the future of Medicaid and Medicare by reminding...
Last week, #Maddog was a top trending hashtag during General Mattis' (ret.) Senate confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary. While this nickname may be ideal for social media discourse, it's completely inadequate to describe what James Mattis and other military leaders have experienced over the course of the last two decades. Show More Summary
Early Sunday, IHOP's Twitter followers were greeted with an encouraging morning message and a retweet that disparaged Hillary Clinton's attempt to secure a presidential win. The original tweet was written by a user named Pooja and read,...Show More Summary
And we didn't even know it. Remember, back on the morning of 3 January when the new 115th Congress convened, Republicans had already voted in secret the night before to shut down the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE)? And how,...
If you never apply for the higher benefit amounts, the Social Security Administration will simply continue paying you the lower amounts that you have been collecting.
Many retirees are surprised when state taxes crack their nest egg right open. In addition to local tariffs like sales tax and property tax, some states even tax Social Security benefits, the most critical source of income for many American retirees. Show More Summary
UH-HUH: The Most Successful Democrat Since F.D.R. Most of FDR’s legacy — Social Security, American military primacy, the U.N., the permanent expansion of Washington’s size and scope — is still with us, for good and ill. Truman conceived of and built the postwar order which is shaken but still standing. LBJ’s legacy of civil rights […]
Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Not too long ago my step-dad had to spend a few days in intensive care. Pretty scary stuff. He had just about every nasty symptom imaginable, from constant vomiting to dizziness to ultra-high...Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus says there are no plans to cut Social Security or Medicare. This was Trump’s position throughout the Republican primaries and general election. But Priebus was less blunt on...Show More Summary
Social media can play a role in helping founders secure funding for their startups. But it could also come in their way of securing funds from scrutinizing venture capitalists.
For many retired workers, Social Security is viewed as a vital source of monthly income. A majority of today's retirees rely on Social Security to provide at least half of their monthly income, while a Gallup poll finds that greater than 8 in 10 baby boomers plan to rely on Social Security income to some degree when they eventually retire. Show More Summary
Today’s column discusses spousal benefits, disability benefits, obligations regarding filing or not at FRA and filing strategies when one has young children.
Social Security was among the most important issues heading into the 2016 election. Yet, interestingly enough, it wasn't paid very much attention during the debates, which is surprising when you consider that 61% of current retired beneficiaries count on Social Security to provide at least half of their monthly income. Show More Summary
Social Security applicants now have fewer filing options than they had in the past, but there are still some strategies that can help you maximize your benefits for yourself and your loved ones. The first thing you need to understand...Show More Summary
China is concerned that its boys are becoming too "effeminate"—a problem some believe could lead not only to social issues, but also snowball into a national security problem. The country's solution: giving boys more to read in the form of a masculinity-promoting book called Little Men, aimed for use...
Life's a roller coaster for a retired NYPD Internal Affairs lieutenant receiving a tax-free disability pension and social security payments.
The Republicans are desperate to destroy Social Security and Medicare. These two programs demonstrate government at its best. The federal government runs these two extremely popular programs more efficiently, universally, securely, and...Show More Summary
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has a theory on who should shoulder the blame for over $9 trillion in debt the nation has amassed over the last eight years: former President George W. Bush. Social Security, Medicare, and ballooning costs for unfunded federal mandates were not singled out on Friday by Mrs. Pelosi during a [...]
Popular vote loser Donald Trump swore in the campaign that he wouldn't cut critical social insurance programs—Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. But Trump says a lot of things, not a lot of which can be believed. When it comesShow More Summary
Q: I am 64 and just retired. I haven't taken my Social Security yet. My husband will be 60 and plans on taking an early retirement next year. So, I am holding out on Social Security until then. We don't have huge savings.