Putting A Face On Revolving Door Politics

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Jul 152013
 
Putting A Face On Revolving Door Politics

Where does a Congress member or Senator go when they leave the Hill; be it a calculated exit or otherwise? It’s true they have opulent post-employment compensation plans but even with a sturdy safety net many aren’t necessarily ready to trade in their careers or ambitions for leisurely weekday afternoons on the golf course, senior’s […Full Article]

Simpson-Bowles National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

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Sep 082012
 
Simpson-Bowles National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

This article contains several charts and videos concerning the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. All the charts expand to make the data easier to view. Click on a chart to expand it, and click on the expanded chart to shrink it back to its original size. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and […Full Article]

Dec 052010
 
Social Security Statistics

truthful politics reviewed data from various sources on Social Security.  The official report that shows the current and projected financial status of Social Security is the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds. Mark Weisbrot in the Center for Economic and Policy […Full Article]

Nov 162010
 
Well-Being Survey

The American Human Development Project, a nonpartisan initiative, completed their The Measure of America report.  It measures three categories:  health, education, and income.  Some of the findings are as follows: U.S. life expectancy is 78.6 years, the same life expectancy for Chile.  Chile spends 10% of what the U.S. spends on health care. The 11 […Full Article]

Oct 222010
 
Food Deserts:  Areas Without Access to Proper Foods

According to the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, food “deserts are areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet.” The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) […Full Article]

Oct 132010
 
N.Y. Faces $200 Billion in Retiree Health Costs

Mary W. Walsh in The New York Times in October 2010 reported that the municipalities of New York face $200 billion in health care benefits to retirees. The health benefits are separate from the pensions. “Governments have reported their pension obligations for years, but their retiree medical obligations have been building up unseen, because governments […Full Article]