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June 26, 2011

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SUFFER TOGETHER Historically,  it is the low-income population that is always on the cutting block whether it is social services or serving in the military. It matters not what the retirement age is, companies will find a way to terminate you before you meet the magic point. Then no one will hire you because you […]

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June 19, 2011

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POLITICIANS LACK COMMON SENSE It’s a fact, schooling is no proof of intelligence, however, many people believe their elected legislators are smart because they have a number of college degrees. But smarts and degrees often have little in common. A not-so-bright person with a college degree may be schooled,but remains the same not-so-bright person. On […]

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June 12, 2011

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TIME TO FUND SCHOOLS IN  A DIFFERENT WAY Over the years school funding has been based on property taxes, which are inherently unfair. Seniors work for years to buy, improve, and maintain their homes, but are often driven out of them (sometimes to retirement communities) by rising taxes that must be paid from a fixed […]

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June 5, 2011

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GRIDLOCK AND RERUNS MUST END A government divided won’t stand. And Americans with bills to pay and families to support are growing tired of gridlock and reruns in the U.S. Congress. Republicans know the debt ceiling must go up. Democrats know Medicare and Social Security are rocketing toward insolvency, and serious reform is part of […]