Social Security

Pensions bite again: Wayne County socked by promises that should never have been made

You might notice a pattern here. At the height of its problems (the last round, anyway), General Motors was paying the health care costs of more than 100,000 retirees. That’s a lot of money to lay out for people who are producing nothing for you, and never again will do so. Detroit’s bankruptcy was driven … Continue Reading →

No trust in too big to fail banks

If you need proof that privatizing Social Security and throwing senior citizens to the wolves of Wall Street would be a huge mistake, look no further than JP Morgan’s $2 billion loss disaster yesterday. JP Morgan was supposed to be the smart player. The responsible one who didn’t get caught in the 2008 meltdown and … Continue Reading →

… and while we’re at it, let’s take a shot at Ann, too!

With the certainty of Romney being the Republican nominee, the two-party road to the White House race is now officially under way.  Filled with all of the mud-slinging, character assassination and political spin & folly that makes presidential politics better than any staged “reality” show,  it is a process that has that has elevated simple propaganda … Continue Reading →