Meager Income

Pay Off Debt, Retire Comfortably on Meager Income, Win the Lottery, Not Necessarily in that Order

Denial in Congress

Day 8 of the government shutdown.  Congress is still getting paid yet thousands of Federal workers have been forced to stay home.  There is a chance that the workers will get paid during the government shutdown but it will be retroactively.  It sounds a little like a forced vacation.  I’ve been reading a lot of […]

Republicans Don’t Want You to Read This Report

According to the New York Times and Huffington Post, Republicans applied pressure to the Congressional Research Service so that they would not release the report that states that trickle down economics does not work!  Of course many of us already knew this but the nonpartisan group confirmed it. A link to the report: Congressional Research […]

Buffett Expands his Deficit Matching Program

Warren Buffett will pay $49,000 matching Congressman Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican representing Virginia.  Mr Rigell voluntarily pays 15% of his congressional income every year. That amounted to $23,103.33 in 2011 and about $26,100 in 2012. Warren Buffett will match a teenager’s contribution, too.   Ms. Murphy from Chicago has sent in 15% of her personal […]

Congressman Fleming Emulating Latrell Sprewell

I follow basketball more than the average person.  Sadly, I think most people who have heard of Latrell Sprewell will only remember him because of the following statement he made in the midst of contract negotiations: “I told you I needed to feed my family,” Sprewell said at a press conference yesterday. “They offered me […]

10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

This week has been non-stop coverage of the September 11, 2001 event.  It almost felt like we were reliving it.  I had forgotten how easy it was for Congress to get along back then.  They quickly created the September 11th Compensation Victims Fund and properly funded it with $7 billion.  I had forgotten how well […]

Proposal to Refinance Loans for Millions

President Obama is scheduled to give a speech tomorrow to Congress.  Originally, it had been set for today but Boehner felt it might impede with the previously scheduled Republican Presidential debate.  I guess this is part of the insidious Republican plan to do as little as possible for the millions of people unemployed until Obama […]

Letting Tax Cuts Expire Not a Violation of the Pledge

On my way home this evening, I caught a bit of Market Place where they were discussing a conversation Grover Norquist had with the Washington Post editorial board.  He was quoted as saying that letting the Bush tax cuts expire wouldn’t technically violate the pledge.  So, it basically gives Republicans in Congress some room to […]

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