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Reid Lets Obama, Holder Cover Up IRS Scandal

Sunday, March 23, 2014
An independent prosecutor — with no political agenda — is truly needed to uncover the origin and depth of the IRS's unconstitutional targeting scheme. By rejecting this request, the Justice Department puts politics ahead of the rule of law.
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A Special Prosecutor for the IRS

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A special prosecutor, uncompromised by partisan political winds, is necessary to uncover what's going on at the IRS.
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President Obama's Growth Gap Hits $1.31 Trillion

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Source: Investors.com
Stagnation: With fourth-quarter GDP growth downgraded in the latest government report, President Obama's anemic economy stretches on. If this had been only an average recovery, we'd be $1.31 trillion richer.
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Michigan Township To Put Cameras ‘In Every Neighborhood’

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Source: InfoWars.com
“We are recording images that a police officer would see if he or she were standing in the same place”: Officials in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan are working with police to put surveillance cameras in every single neighborhood.
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SSI Candidate Questionnaire Responses

Monday, February 24, 2014
Source: SocialSecurityInstitute.com
Candidates respond to the Questionaire SSI issued.
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Reasor Response To SSI Questionaire

Monday, February 24, 2014
Source: SocialSecurityInstitute.com
Social Security Even though the latest Social Security Annual Trustees Reports states that Social Security can pay 100% of benefits until the year 2033, many members of Congress and policymakers still want to reduce the cost of the program now by various options.
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What ever happened to the Administrative Procedures Act?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
For the second time in a year, the Obama administration is giving certain employers extra time before they must offer health insurance to almost all their full-time workers. Under new rules announced Monday by Treasury Department officials, employers with 50 to 99 workers will be given until 2016 — two years longer than originally envisioned under the Affordable Care Act — before they risk a federal penalty for not complying.
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SSI's Congressional Candidate Questionnaire

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Source: SocialSecurityInstitute.com
The Social Security Institute is sending out a questionaire to all Federal Candidates. Here is the content of the letter.
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Is GOP Sen. John Cornyn a Liberal?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
“John Cornyn consistently doles out corporate welfare, supports the government snooping in our emails and phone calls, and supports cutting Social Security benefits for Republican grandparents and veterans across Texas,” said Green. “If that outrages Republican voters, they should by all means vote against him. And Steve Stockman should feel free to liberally use this quote in campaign materials.”
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Famous Republican faces primary challenge

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Source: WND.com
Veteran Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is seeking re-election as a “strong conservative” in a state known to dislike Washington and to be heavily dominated by the Republican Party. But observers say he is facing headwinds of his own making this election year.
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America's Dwindling Economic Freedom

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Source: WSJ.com
World economic freedom has reached record levels, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, released Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. But after seven straight years of decline, the U.S. has dropped out of the top 10 most economically free countries.
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Compassionate Conservatism Is Not an Agenda

Monday, January 13, 2014
In the year since President Barack Obama’s re-election, a handful of advocates for compassionate conservatism have re-emerged to push back against limited government conservatives with the same agenda they’ve been peddling for nearly 15 years. Built around a message of governance in favor of the public good, they have chided the Tea Party and its limited government allies for ignoring the plight of the poor, heartlessly pursuing libertarian ends, and adopting a view of government’s proper role which is unrealistic and ahistorical.
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Social Security: A guide to critical questions

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
This is an updated version of The Fact Checker’s guide to Social Security and how it is financed. The details of Social Security are often misunderstood, making it a frequent subject of political hyperbole and misinformation. This primer is intended to answer basic questions about the program.
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Illinois Conceal Carry Applications Overwhelmingly Outpace Obamacare Enrollment

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Source: Breitbart.com
On the heels of a federal court striking down Chicago's ban on gun sales, those seeking gun permits in Illinois flooded the State Police website over the weekend to begin the permitting process.
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The Biggest Threat to World Peace?

Friday, January 3, 2014
Source: RT.com
The US has been voted as the most significant threat to world peace in a survey across 68 different countries. Anti-American sentiment was not only recorded in antagonistic countries, but also in many allied NATO partners like Turkey and Greece.
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'A public safety disaster': Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Source: DailyMail.co.uk
(VIDEO) Volunteer fire departments all across the U.S. could find themselves out of money and unable to operate unless Congress or the Obama Administration exempts them from the Affordable Care Act. 'I thought the kinks were worked out of Obamacare at the first of the month,' Central Florida volunteer firefighter Carl Fabrizi told Sunshine State News.
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Pandering to Seniors While Young Struggle

Friday, December 6, 2013
Pandering to seniors over Social Security: The left wing of the Democratic Party is trumpeting a new test of true progressivism: support for a dramatic expansion of Social Security.
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Vermont Confirms Security Breach To Health Care Exchange Website

Monday, November 25, 2013
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials overseeing the Vermont Health Connect website confirmed Friday there was a security breach on the system last month in which one user got improper access to another user’s Social Security number and other data.
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Fraudsters Are Exploiting New Health Law

Monday, November 18, 2013
Source: WSJ.com
During the past year, scams tied to Medicare have risen sharply as con artists have sought to exploit confusion among older individuals about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
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HUNTER: Obama's plan is to destroy America’s private health care industry

Monday, November 18, 2013
Obamacare was designed to self-destruct, but not so quickly nor generating so much alarm... Obamacare has blown up on the launch pad. People are having their health plans canceled, and they are now stranded, unable to replace their old insurance policies with new plans purchased through the insurance exchanges because the Obamacare website is dysfunctional. President Obama is trying to prevent a chain reaction from getting out of control by proposing a system restart, requiring insurance companies to reinstate canceled plans for a year to give the administration time to “fix” the website and get the exchanges operational.
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The Truth about Navigators

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
James O’Keefe, the guerrilla videographer who helped bring down ACORN (the “community organizing” group that Barack Obama worked for as a lawyer and trainer) and got NPR’s president fired, is back to reveal corruption at the heart of the president’s signature program.
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Ron Paul: Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

Monday, November 11, 2013
One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price index” (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people’s standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to alter the perceived impact of inflation via the gimmick of “full substitution." This is the assumption that when the price of one consumer product increases, consumers will simply substitute a similar, lower-cost product with no adverse effect. Thus, the government decides your standard of living is not affected if you can no longer afford to eat steak, as long as you can afford to eat hamburger.
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Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts

Monday, October 21, 2013
(VIDEO) WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday opened the door to Social Security cuts as part of a budget deal with congressional Republicans. But Durbin pushed back against GOP calls for entitlement cuts as the negotiating price to curb or extinguish the economically damaging sequester cuts.
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The Left in the Know Turn Against ObamaCare

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Amid all the tussling over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling, a couple of bombshells went off in the blogosphere that may prove of more enduring importance. They suggest that there is a nontrivial possibility that Obamacare may implode.

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Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA could mean prison

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Source: FoxNews.com
SAN FRANCISCO –  Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with U.S. spy demands for data.
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Blogger on Far-Left Website Thought He ‘Could Go Along’ With Obamacare

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Source: TheBlaze.com
Now He Can’t Believe What’s Happening to His Health Insurance -- As the realities of Obamacare continue to sink in, more and more people are getting letters from their health insurance providers telling them that their plans no longer comply with federal requirements under Obamacare.
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Social Security Increases Are Historically Small This Year

Monday, October 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
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Obamacare Marketplace: Personal Data Can Be Used For ‘Law Enforcement and Audit Activities’

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Source: Google.com
Maryland's Health Connection, the state's Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website's privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites that often go unread. Nevertheless, users are asked to check off a box that they agree to the terms.
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'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Source: EagleTribune.com
NEWBURYPORT — Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.
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"Escalation of Force": We're All Iraqis Now

Monday, October 7, 2013
Source: LewRockwell.com
(VIDEO) “The wicked flee where none gives pursuit,” the Book of Proverbs instructs us. In similar fashion, an imperial elite that cultivates hostility on a global scale lives under the perpetual and well-deserved expectation of retaliation – which is why it perceives everybody as a potential threat. This is why a confused young mother who makes a traffic error in Washington, D.C. faces summary execution – and the killers will be lauded for their supposed “heroism.”
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Republicans willing to sell out seniors to eliminate sequester

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Most likely, Republicans want to focus on reforms to entitlements, including a change in how the inflation index is measured for adjustments to Social Security benefits, and some other tweaks to mandatory spending. If those were adopted, Republican advisers said, it would pave the way for relief from the automatic cuts imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act.
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Obamacare marketplaces raise data security concerns

Friday, October 4, 2013
Source: CBSNews.com
Minnesota insurance broker Jim Koester was looking for information about assisting with Obamacare implementation; instead, what landed in his inbox last month was a document filled with the names, Social Security numbers and other pieces of personal information belonging to his fellow Minnesotans.
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Need health care coverage? Just dial 1-800-F**KYO

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Source: DailyCaller.com
Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.
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Welcome to the Age of Unlimited Government

Thursday, October 3, 2013
It’s a telling coincidence that the latest scandalous revelation about the National Security Agency (NSA) is hitting the front pages just as the enrollment period specified by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) is getting started.
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The Economy is Terminal

Monday, September 30, 2013
Source: USAWatchdog.com
Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says the financial crash of 2008 was “the party over moment.”  Mannarino goes on to say, “The financial system, as it had been run from its inception, literally ended at that moment . . . what we have now is a side effect that is terminal, and I am referring to the economy.”
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GOP Wants to Replace Obamacare with GOPcare

Monday, September 23, 2013
The Republican alternative to Obamacare is just another plan that will keep government involved in healthcare. Republicans aren't eliminating coercion, whereby the healthy must pay for the care of those, who don't have health insurance. It is just structured a bit differently.
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Canadian billionaire predicts end of US Dollar as world's reserve currency

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Source: Cambridge House
(VIDEO) Canadian billionaire businessman Ned Goodman predicts the end of the U.S. Dollar as the world's reserve currency. He predicts the transition out of the U.S. Dollar will become, "...quite ugly." He delivered the lecture at Cambridge House's Toronto Resource Investment Conference 2013 on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
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Did Wells Fargo "Cyprus" Its Clients?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Were Wells Fargo customers "Cyprused" on Friday? It is tough to know. Perhaps, it was merely a "glitch."  It certainly wasn't April 1. But, what some WF customers did get was a little taste of dinner on its way back up as their debit cards and credit cards were declined for a nice meal after a long week.
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Social Security overpays $1.3 billion in benefits: GAO

Monday, September 16, 2013
Source: CNBC.com
An upcoming GAO report obtained by NBC News says the federal government may have paid $1.29 billion in Social Security disability benefits to 36,000 people who had too much income from work to qualify.
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What You Need To Know About Syria

Monday, September 9, 2013
(VIDEO) Ben Swann:  "The U.S. Government is handing al Qaeda the keys to the Islamic Super State the terrorists are seeking to establish in Iraq and Syria. By supporting the so-called 'rebels' in Syria, we will hand Syria over to al Qaeda, make no mistake."
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Ted Cruz's Father: 'Obamacare Is Going to Destroy the Elderly'

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Source: News.Yahoo.com
"This administration has both their hands in your pocket," the 74-year-old Cruz said. "They're going to take everything you have."
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Woman weeps to senator over Social Security cuts: ‘There’s no way for me to eat less!’

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Source: RawStory.com
A woman broke into tears at a town hall event with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) during a discussion about President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce Social Security cost of living increases.
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Elderly Vet Brutally Killed In Retirement Home With Taser & Bean Bag Guns By Cops

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
In a major over-the-top reaction, police taserd and shot bean bags at a 95-year-old military veteran, killing him, after he refused medical treatment at his retirement home.
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IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare

Thursday, August 1, 2013
(VIDEO) IRS chief Daniel Werfel says he wants to keep his health care plan, not switch to Obamacare...
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Obama: Social Security Checks Threatened If Debt Ceiling Deal Isn't Reached

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
(VIDEO) President Barack Obama told CBS News' Scott Pelley Tuesday that he cannot guarantee that Social Security checks will go out as planned if Democrats and Republicans fail to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling by August 2.
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“They’re not treating mom well”

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Source: Salon.com
An investigative report reveals systemic abuse and neglect at an assisted care facility in California
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Government Research Promotes Obamacare Rationing

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Leave it to the unholy alliance between academia and the federal government to come up with a piece of widely publicized research that promotes the most insidious aspect of Obamacare – – the rationing of Medicare to millions of senior citizens.
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TSA: Give Us Your Fingerprints, Web History and You Can Keep Your Shoes On

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Source: StoryLeak.com
Now you can keep your shoes on when traveling through the Orwellian TSA ‘security’ checkpoints thanks to a new program that only requires one thing — the complete and utter erosion of your personal privacy.
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PreCrime: Brain scans of inmates turn up possible link to risks of reoffending

Monday, July 15, 2013
Source: LATimes.com
Inventing new ways to label people guilty of a crime they might commit maybe someday possibly... And locking them up accordingly.
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More Americans Disapprove of the Affordable Care Act

Monday, July 15, 2013
Source: Gallup.com
Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 52% of Americans disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, up slightly from 45% in November 2012
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Oklahoma City hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bidding war

Friday, July 12, 2013
Source: KFOR.com
Health care really doesn’t cost that much.  What people are actually charged is another matter altogether.
“What we’ve discovered is health care really doesn’t cost that much,” Dr. Smith said. “What people are being charged for is another matter altogether.” - See more at: http://socialsecurityinstitute.com/news/recent-news/oklahoma-city-hospital-posts-surgery-prices-online-creates-bidding-war#sthash.n6z41ftu.dpuf

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DOJ sends secret “peacekeepers” where Trayvon Martin was killed

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Records obtained by Judicial Watch in response to local, state and federal public records requests show that the so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the Community Relations Service (CRS).  Though CRS purports to spot and quell racial tensions nationwide before they arise, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the group actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel and hotel rooms to train protestors throughout Florida.  The peacekeepers also met with officials of the Republican National Convention, scheduled for several months later in Tampa, to warn them to expect protests in connection with Martin’s death.
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Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Source: BuffaloNews.com
Et tu, Wegmans? Several Wegmans employees confirmed part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
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Medicare’s ‘improvement standard’ for physical therapy has changed

Monday, June 24, 2013
Source: Washington Post
A federal judge has eliminated the "No-progress-no-Medicare-coverage" Catch-22 for seniors receiving physical therapy.  Medicare will now pay for medical care to maintain a physical condition that will not improve to prevent it from getting worse.
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History Suggests Social Security Insolvency Is Coming Sooner Than Projected

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Source: Heritage.org
This year’s Social Security trustees report was released with little fanfare, as the projected date of Social Security’s financial insolvency held steady at 2033.[1] Many analysts and lawmakers have pointed to 20 years of alleged solvency as an excuse to delay meaningful Social Security reform. However, if history is any guide to future solvency, the Social Security program could become insolvent much sooner than 2033.
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Social Security’s Benefit Advice Isn’t Always To Be Trusted

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Source: Yahoo.com
Social Security was, it appears, designed to be incomprehensible to the American public. Why else would it have a Handbook with 2,728 incredibly obtuse rules and a Program Operating Manual System with tens of thousands of even more obtuse rules meant to clarify the 2,728 incredibly obtuse rules?
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Amnesty Snuck Into Senate Bill

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Source: Gateway Pundit
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) slipped a provision into the Senate immigration bill last week that permanently offers amnesty for those overstaying their visas.
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Scammers Use ‘Obamacare’ To Fleece Seniors

Monday, June 17, 2013
Source: CBS Health Watch
Scammers are trying to fool consumers, in many cases seniors, into giving up personal information by claiming they’ve been selected to be among the first to get insurance cards for “Obamacare.”
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American Spectator Opposes War In Syria

Saturday, June 15, 2013
The push to go to war with Syria suggests that working in Washington leads to a kind of madness. Despite the end of the Cold War, the U.S. armed services have spent much of the last quarter century engaged in combat. At the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are considering joining a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.
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Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Source: CNN.com
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Until now, much of the debate swirling around Obamacare has focused on the cost of premiums in the state-based health insurance exchanges.But what will enrollees actually get for that monthly charge?
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Obama’s War On Veterans Has A Name: Operation Vigilant Eagle

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In 2009 DHS and the FBI launched a nationwide counterterrorism operation with the purported objective of targeting "militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups." It has since come to light that the initiative, dubiously dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle, actually targets combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are speaking out politically against our governments' policies.
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Bureaucrats Get Bonuses

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Source: MyGovCost.org
Members of the government’s highly paid Senior Executive Service had received more than $340 million in bonuses from 2008 through 2011, which averaged out to roughly $5,271 per high-level federal bureaucrat per year. The bonuses came on top of annual salaries that ranged from $119,000 to $179,000.
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Senior poverty is much worse than you think

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
If you’re an unmarried senior with no dependents, make $15,000 a year, and spend $10,000 of it on medical care, under the official poverty measure you’d most likely not count as poor, as $15,000 is above the 2012 poverty threshold for a single senior ($11,011).
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Medicare Drug Program Senior Health Risk

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Source: Huffington Post
An analysis of four years of Medicare prescription records shows that some doctors and other health professionals across the country prescribe large quantities of drugs that are potentially harmful, disorienting or addictive. Federal officials have done little to detect or deter these hazardous prescribing patterns.
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GOP's Duffy & Gingrey Oppose Social Security Cut

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Source: Huffington Post
Two House Republicans have told constituents they oppose proposed cuts to Social Security and veterans benefits by reducing the cost of living adjustment. President Barack Obama included the plan, known as chained CPI, in his annual budget.
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Diabetes Advice for the Elderly: Relax

Friday, April 26, 2013
Source: New York Times
Treatments and their risks and benefits play out differently in the elderly population. Diabetes is rarely the only ailment affecting people in their 70s and 80s; most must cope with several chronic conditions, along with their associated medications. That makes keeping blood sugar at reasonable levels a complicated business involving lots of tradeoffs.
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5 Common Misconceptions That Destroy Computers

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Source: Cracked.com
If you have a parent, grandparent, or child just getting into computers for the first time, do the world a favor and teach them these basic misconceptions before you end up getting the call to come over and clean the horse manure out of their processor.
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Salt In The Rationing Wounds

Sunday, April 21, 2013
The US has announced that it will provide militants in Syria, now openly admitted to being Al Qaeda terrorists, with $123 million in military aid - while cancer care for seniors at home is being rationed.
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He Lied

Friday, April 12, 2013
Source: Huffington Post
(VIDEO) Obama vowed he would never cut Social Security.  Now he is proposing a change in the cost-of-living measure (the so-called "Chained CPI") to do just that, all the while he denies it will cut benefits for current retirees. 
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Oppose Tax Increases To Prevent Social Secutrity Cuts

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With Obama pushing for cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, the best chance of stopping those spending reductions could be the GOP’s blanket opposition to higher taxes. Although GOP leaders insist that entitlement cuts should be a big part of any sweeping deficit deal, they also have been unwilling to concede to Obama’s demand for higher taxes to get them, which could be a deal killer.
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Obama Ready To Cut Social Security

Friday, April 5, 2013
Source: The Hill
President Obama will propose cuts next week to Social Security and other entitlements as part of a renewed effort to strike a long-term deficit-reduction deal with Republicans, the White House said Friday. Obama will embrace a plan — known as chained CPI — that would reduce cost-of-living increases for Social Security recipients through a more restrictive measure of inflation, according to officials first cited by Reuters and The New York Times.
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Congresswoman Mocks Senior Citizen

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Source: Breitbart TV
At a recent Denver Post editorial board public forum on gun legislation, U.S. Rep Diana DeGette was asked by a male senor citizen how he could defend himself under the new Colorado gun laws. DeGette said, “The good news for you, you live in Denver. The Denver PD would be there within minutes. (laughing) You’d probably be dead anyway.”
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Cancer Clincs Turn Away Thousands Of Medicare Patients

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Source: Washington Post
ObamaCare price controls are causing cancer clinics around the country to turn away thousands of Medicare patients while medical bureaucrats blame the sequester.  The real culprits are ObamaCare's $715 billion Medicare cuts and the rigid price-control formulas ObamaCare relies on to effect the cuts, which healthcare providers had deluded themselves into believing Congress would override with new legislation.  Blaming the sequester is a convenient dodge to hide the true effects of ObamaCare and price controls, which are putting old people out in the cold and into an early grave.  It will only get worse.
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Sen. Durbin Endorses Cutting COLAs

Friday, March 22, 2013
Source: The Fiscal Times
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that government spending on Social Security, Medicare and other reitrement benefits would decline by about $216 billion over ten years if this less-generous cost-of-living inflation index were put in place as both the president and many Democratic and Republican Members of Congress desire.
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Under Obama's Rule, Only the Peasants Tighten Belts

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
While real Americans suffer, good times roll for federal employees. Their pay and benefit packages averaged $126,141 in 2010, double the private sector average of $62,757. Through 2010, the compensation of government workers continued to rise more than twice as fast as for workers in the private sector while they work nearly one month less per year.
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Obama Confirms Intent To Cut Social Security

Monday, March 11, 2013
Source: Politico
Last week, President Obama’s economic adviser, Gene Sperling, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the president remained open to means-testing and chained CPI in exchange for more revenue through "tax reform" (read, "tax increases").
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The Missing Recovery

Friday, March 1, 2013
The Fed’s expansive monetary policy of bond purchases to maintain negative real interest rates continues 3.5 years into the recovery. The reason for the Fed’s negative interest rates is not to boost the economy but to boost asset values on the books of “banks too big to fail.” The low interest rates raise the prices of the mortgage-backed derivatives and other debt-related assets on the banks’ balance sheets at the expense of interest income for retirees on their savings accounts, money market funds, and Treasury bonds.
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Republicans Capitulate On Sequester

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Source: Conbustible.com
Senate Republicans are petrified they will get "blamed" for cutting federal spending even thought the sequester EXEMPTS Social Security, Medicare and the troops in the field from any cuts and cuts everything else by less than 2 percent.  So afraid are they that Senate Republicans are falling all over themselves to give away the power of the purse to the president and bestow extraordinary power upon President Obama to decide how spending cuts will be made.  Republicans are abandoning their constitutional responsibilities and putting their own political careers ahead of the nation. What a sad state of affairs.
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Before You Jump Off A Bridge

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Source: Reason.com
Here are five facts you should know about the Sequester. To hear President Barack Obama tell it, the impending $85 billion in spending cuts to the federal budget known as the sequester will end western civilization as we know it. In fact, the Sequester is puny and completely exempts Social Security and Medicare from cuts and guarantees our soliders in the field every dollar they require.
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Both Parties Tee Up Sequester Suspension Bills

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Source: The Hill
The Senate will vote this week on two proposals, one Democratic and one Republican, to stop the spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester but neither version is expected to pass, according to Senate aides.
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Americans Anxious About Retirement

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A poll to be released today by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds that 55 percent of Americans are “very concerned” that the current economic conditions are harming their retirement prospects. An additional 30 percent reported being “somewhat concerned” about their ability to retire. The poll found widespread support for protecting Social Security benefits at current levels.
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Sequester & The Washington Monument Strategy

Friday, February 22, 2013
WARNING: You are about to be Exposed to "Washington Monument Syndrome." The game is this: Whenever a politician is "threatened" with a minor slowdown in spending, the first thing to do is to eliminate police, firefighters, ambulance services, school buses, etc. -- everything that inflicts the maximum discomfort on the victims of the government monopoly (a.k.a., taxpayers). The booboisie then wake up from their American Idol stupor for a moment to raise a fuss, and the proposals to slow down spending growth disappear.
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Financial Trouble Ahead For Most Future Retirees

Saturday, February 16, 2013
For the first time since the New Deal, a majority of Americans are headed toward a retirement in which they will be financially worse off than their parents, jeopardizing a long era of improved living standards for the nation’s elderly, according to a growing consensus of new research
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Obamacare: A Beehive of Stings You Weren’t Expecting

Monday, February 11, 2013
Source: AAPSOnline.com
Seniors are learning that all the promises of “no cutbacks” in their medical care under ObamaCare were false. The Senior Sting is especially ugly. One 80-year-old patient told me his heart medicine was no longer covered, “because I am too old now.” Preventive services and cancer screenings for the older patients, such as prostate and breast cancer checks, are being cut to pay for “free” birth control pills. As of 2012, hospitals are paid more to provide fewer surgeries. Popular and lower cost Medicare Advantage plans are being cut back or eliminated.
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Protect Against Social Security Means Testing

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Source: CNNmoney
The best way to minimize the blow from means testing is to put more of your retirement savings into a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k). Your contributions are made with after-tax dollars, but then all future investment gains and withdrawals are tax-free -- and don't count as income for triggering higher taxes or premiums on Social Security and Medicare.
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Quiet Democrat Plans To Cut Social Security

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Source: Politico
There are a number of ideas to raise payroll taxes yet again and to cut Social Security and Medicare just sitting on the shelves of influential liberal think tanks around Washington. They wouldn’t add up to an overhaul of the system, but they would significantly reduce retirement benefits for seniors currently on Social Security.
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The High Price Of Understated Inflation

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Source: ZeroHedge.com
An approximate idea of just how distorted US inflation data seems to have become over three decades, instead of the 3.2% inflation number reported for 2011, real inflation was probably at least 7%. Worse still, the official numbers probably understate the sharp pick-up in inflation which America has been experiencing recently.
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AARP Serves Its Bottom Line, Not Seniors

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Source: Kentucky.com
In 1999, the American Association of Retired Persons officially changed its name to AARP, which has since officially stood for nothing. Its principal concern appears to be not serving seniors, but selling products. The most famous example of AARP selling out seniors to advance its own bottom line was in Washington during the health-care debate. Seniors hated President Barack Obama's health-care bill, because they rightly feared its steep cuts to Medicare with no meaningful cost containment mechanism other than denial-of-care. Now AARP is selling out on telecommunications policy that will affect seniors directly.
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Sequester: Sounds Like A Plan Seniors Can Support

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Source: Business Insider
(VIDEO) Watch a short video explaining how the sequester scheduled to go into effect in March would cut most of the federal government, except Social Security, Medicare and the troops in Afghanistan, only about 9% and save $1.5 trillion without harming seniors.  Sounds like a serious plan seniors can rally behind.
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz Sells Out On Gun Control

Monday, January 7, 2013
Source: The Hill
All hat and no cattle.  Texas Toady Ted Cruz spent less than a week in the U.S. Senate before he sold out on Gun Control. Cruz said Sunday that the government's background-check system for gun purchases is flawed and needs strengthening. That's Washington Speak for "Uncle."  Can U.S. Senators be recalled?
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The Insatiable Taxers Are Back

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This year's $2 trillion-dollar tax increase isn't enough for Democrats; they want at least twice that much: “We’ve done about $2 trillion [tax increases]. I thought $4 trillion is the goal we should reach. I think we’re about half way there. We need another $2 trillion,” says Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax legislation.
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Nancy Jerks Football From Under Johnny Boehner

Friday, January 4, 2013
Source: Huffington Post
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) upset liberals last month when, amid the fiscal cliff debate, she said she backed the idea of cutting Social Security benefits by changing the way inflation is calculated for recipients. But now Pelosi says she was bluffing, at least in part, to see how far Republicans would go in compromising on a deal.
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Media Prepares Public For Middle-Class Tax Hikes

Thursday, January 3, 2013
The indoctrination begins:  "We're entering a historically unique moment where we've promised to pay health care and retirement insurance to tens of millions of Boomers, and that will require more money than we're currently collecting for the government -- even if we means-test or change benefits." Prepare for more tax increases.
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Budget Deal Envisions Deep Social Security Cuts Next Year

Saturday, December 29, 2012
The last-minute tax and spending deal being discussed in the Senate would do little to reduce the deficit, and could actually expand it, leaving difficult choices about Medicare, Social Security, and the country's borrowing limit until next year.
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Democrats Want It Both Ways On Social Security

Friday, December 21, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
 Congressional Democrats held a press conference Thursday to denounce a Social Security cut that has been embraced by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in budget negotiations. But the Democrats who spoke did not rule out voting for a deal that includes "chained CPI," an alternate measure of inflation that would cut Social Security's cost-of-living adjustments for current retirees.
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Pelosi: Cut Social Security To Strengthen It

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled Democrats' greater willingness to cut Social Security benefits, with the party now considering a change to the way inflation is calculated for recipients. Pelosi says a cut proposed by President Barack Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations would in fact "strengthen" the program, echoing the claims often made by Republicans about entitlement programs they want to slash.
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Hanging Chained CPI Around Seniors Necks

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
Obama and Boehner have both embraced a change to the way the government measures inflation  --  by adopting the so-called "Chained CPI"  --  which would reduce spending on Social Security and other programs by giving beneficiaries smaller cost-of-living adjustments.  It would also raise income taxes by limiting the extent to which tax brackets are indexed for inflation.
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Dems Soften Opposition To Social Security Cuts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Source: The Hill
Up is down; war is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength; I'll respect you in the morning; and according to Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, "A move towards chained CPI would be a long-term benefit cut for every single person who receives a Social Security check." The nutty things politicians say would be funny if they didn't hurt so much.
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Obama Agrees To Cut Social Security

Source: Washington Post
According to the Washington Post, President Obama has agreed to cut Social Security and to raise payroll taxes on all workers, something House Republicans have insisted must be part of any Fiscal Cliff deal.  In exchange, Speaker of the House John Boehner has agreed to raise income tax rates on upper-middle class taxpayers and to give the president unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own without having to seek specific authorization from the Congress.
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Boehner Demands Social Security Cuts

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Source: Huffington Post
House Speaker John Boehner has conceded tax increases on millionaires but demands in exchange an increase in eligibility age for Medicare and smaller costs-of-living adjustments for Social Security.
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Source: SocialSecurityInstitute.com
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