Monthly Archives: October 2013

Other Voices

Some of the responses I’ve had to the blog have directed me to read related articles and opinion pieces. I wanted to share some of them. ¬†First is a story about billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller who is going around the country … Continue reading

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Social Security and Medicare – Similar, but very different

It’s not uncommon for Social Security and Medicare to be lumped together when the topic of entitlements, or programs at risk for sustainability, or things that are exploding our national debt are mentioned. It’s not surprising in that they are … Continue reading

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You (probably didn’t) pay for that!!

One of the things I heard a politician say lately about Medicare and it’s recipients is “You Paid for it, you’re entitled to it.” ¬†While the Medicare tax is something all employees and their employees pay during their working lives, … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

The two critical issues facing our society that I’m most concerned about are exploding economic inequality and the exploding amount of public and private resources spent on healthcare. This blog is about the latter. For the former, I recommend Inequality.org. … Continue reading

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