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Not A Party Pooper

January 12, 2017 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ “I like birthdays,” said my granddaughter last year. “You get presents. You turn another number.” She had just turned five. “Next year, I’ll be six,” she added matter-of-factly and that day comes Saturday. She’s a New-Year’s-Eve baby who arrived just in time to give her parents a tax deduction for 2010. […]

Help Wanted: Principled, Conservative Leaders

December 31, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ As 2013 comes to a close, it’s as good a time as any to do some national soul searching. Polls show that three out of four Americans say the nation is on the wrong track. Disapproval ratings of our president are lodged above fifty percent. Clearly, whatever was generating the glow […]

Give Low Income Earners Exit From Social Security

December 21, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ Americans now in their forties and younger, who will be retiring in 20 years or more, will receive only 75 percent of their promised benefits. A new study just published by the National Institute on Retirement Security – “Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States”- presents a dismal snapshot of […]

Replace Social Security With Personal Retirement Accounts

June 15, 2013 by


By Star Parker ~ The annual Trustees Report for Social Security has just been issued and the news is that there is no news. Social Security is on its way over a fiscal cliff – just as we hear every year when the report is issued. According to this year’s report, Social Security will be […]

Centralizing Power Is Really Expensive

February 6, 2013 by


The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “[W]hen all government … shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.” –Thomas Jefferson Editorial Exegesis “The latest Congressional Budget Office calls the lie on President Obama’s claim that the nation’s debt crisis can […]

Working Into the Grave

January 28, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Believe it or not, there was a time when, if you turned 65 and retired, you could expect to live in reasonable comfort. Social Security covered a portion of your expenses; your savings account yielded a modest amount of interest, and, if you had made investments, stock dividends provided a safety […]

This Way to the Poorhouse

September 15, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba On Tuesday, September 13, Reuters news service reported “Number of poor hit record 46 million in 2010.” Another new record set by the Obama administration and a President who has been out campaigning to “Pass this jobs bill now.” “The number of poor Americans in 2010,” Reuters reported, “was the largest in the […]