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August 21, 2017

Donald Trump travel, family depletes Secret Service funds for agents

Filed under: Economics, News, Political — Scottie @ 09:15

tRump is bankrupting agencies of the government and seems happy doing it.   One of the problems is he charges the secret service that protects him and his family top dollar prices at all of his accommodations.  He has even kicked them out of tRump Towers, after charging them far over the going rate.

Source: Donald Trump travel, family depletes Secret Service funds for agents

July 10, 2017

Study: ObamaCare market ‘stabilizing,’ not collapsing | TheHill

Filed under: Economics, Health — Scottie @ 09:53

Excerpt below.   Hugs

“Early results from 2017 suggest the individual market is stabilizing and insurers in this market are regaining profitability,” the study finds. “Insurer financial results show no sign of a market collapse.”

Insurers’ financial results have improved since the initial couple of years of the health law, the analysis finds.

For example, it found that insurers in the first quarter of this year paid out 75 percent of their premiums in claims. That’s a significant improvement from the first quarter of 2015, when 88 percent of premiums were paid out for claims.

Average claims costs also grew slowly in the first part of this year, pushing back on fears that healthy people would drop coverage.

Source: Study: ObamaCare market ‘stabilizing,’ not collapsing | TheHill

 

July 1, 2017

Thought provoking

Filed under: Economics, News — Scottie @ 08:08

The brilliant minimum wage machine

June 23, 2017

The Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insurance – YouTube

Filed under: Economics, Facts, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 22:46

April 26, 2017

Again they are pushing the idea of cutting taxes & giving breaks for businesses gives benefit to workers, wage earners, and lower incomes. This is NOT true. It has been tried and show it fails. Hugs

Filed under: Economics, News, Political — Scottie @ 16:22

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April 23, 2017

But we are the wealthiest country in the world…. so our republicans keep telling us.

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:16

March 9, 2017

The Republican health care bill makes no sense – YouTube

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 14:59

January 27, 2017

Social Security can survive without benefit cuts

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:21

Congress can improve the solvency of Social Security without forcing those who can least afford it to bear most of the burden.

Source: Social Security can survive without benefit cuts

Excerpt Below:

Asking Social Security beneficiaries to pay the price is not a fair — or successful — strategy for keeping the system solvent. There are modest and manageable solutions Congress could implement right now to preserve Social Security for current and future generations. Rather than cut benefits, Congress could increase Social Security revenues in a way that would keep the trust fund solvent for the rest of this century without burdening working Americans: an adjustment to the cap on Social Security wages and a small increase in the payroll (FICA) tax.

January 16, 2017

Killing Protesters Could Become Legal – YouTube.  What happened to a goverment for the people ? Hugs

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 23:33

December 18, 2016

Trickle down economics …

Filed under: Economics, History, Ideas, meme, News — Scottie @ 22:34

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