Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme … But

July 9th, 2011

By Dan Miller It is claimed by President Obama and many others that Social Security retirement benefits must be on the cutting table during negotiations over raising the national debt limit.  It may happen, and then we will see which party does the better job of  playing the blame game. According to this article, Entitlement […]


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Social Security and Medicare: Welfare?

March 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter Now and again someone opines to the effect that Social Security is welfare and should be subject to changes (usually cuts) like any other welfare program. Sometimes Medicare is mentioned in the same “welfare” breath as Social Security.  These are popular topics in the current economic climate because government spending obviously has […]


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Helen Thomas

June 12th, 2010

By Larry Ennis Having become a victim of old age myself, I have a certain affinity for Helen Thomas and old people in general. Never a fan of Thomas because of her liberal venom and self-righteousness, I should be delighted with her present predicament. I say “should” be, but in fact I’m far from it. […]


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More Left-Right Legerdemain

September 14th, 2009

About a year ago, there was a big kerfuffle over what was going to happen with 401(k) plans.  Congress held hearings on whether or not to eliminate the tax advantages of the 401(k).  Contributions to a 401(k) plan presently defer taxes until the money invested is removed, either in part (as one would do after […]


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