The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare said the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016. That would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in benefits, unless Congress acts.”
Republicans say they want changes in the disability program to reduce fraud and to encourage disabled workers to re-enter the work force. Yet just a few months ago the new Republican congress found $269 BILLION and gave the ultra rich 1% a huge tax break…because you know those poor billionaires just don’t have enough money
Good news being that it might just spur more homeless camps to accommodate those of us who will lose our homes. Its Ok folks don’t worry. We realize your house burnt down but look on the bright side. We saved the outhouse.
Not related, but news out of WA as well.
Near a decade later we continue to follow the same path in the Middle East, “turn it upside down and make it under our control.” Or at least in the control of the house of Saudi and the house of Saul (Israel.)
That we support groups affiliated with al-Qaeda should not surprise anyone as Iran has always been one of those target states. Shamefully, we have just re-allied ourselves with Turkey and made arrangements that they would have free fly zones in Syria to bomb away at ISIS. They immediately bombed the Kurd’s who we have betrayed time and time again.
The transparent aid packages of the United states to promote ‘democracy.” is frightening enough. Black or hidden funds are of course never revealed.
‘The Middle East Partnership Initiative – launched by the George W Bush administration in 2002 in a bid to influence politics in the Middle East in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks – has spent close to $900m on democracy projects across the region, a federal grants database shows.
USAID manages about $1.4bn annually in the Middle East, with nearly $390m designated for democracy promotion, according to the Washington-based Project on Middle East Democracy’
Most analysts suggest that the real total begins above the 3 Billion dollar range.
The new deal we made with Iran is sure to have Israel and the Saudi’s demanding fro more military hardware and as I see it NO present candidate is ready to oppose or put an end to this. Ron Paul in the last election did.
As for Clark (called Weasely) has had his war moments in the Balkans and recently has urged immediate military assistance, including plenty of “lethal aid” to Ukraine. I do however, believe that his speech about US plans to overthrow the governments of 7 countries in 5 years was a rare glimpse of truth on his part.