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February 9, 2018

To the editor: I am a retired federal employee and this year I finally got a whopping 2 percent raise in my Social Security and retirement benefit....

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Feb-14-18 5:00 AM

Okay U antireaders, here is a video on inflation/capital investing. Sit back and watch.

'Main Street is roaring': Wages are rising, survey says' Money Mag.

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Feb-13-18 6:36 AM

antico -- The (foul) Art of Politics includes the ability of Politicians to stand up and to convince most people that as the knife goes in, it feels really GOOD.

The prevailing Political Stripe determines the KIND of knife, WHO gets it and WHERE it goes in.

The obedient "Little Pols" of course stand by with plenty of buckets and pails to collect the juices as they gush forth for “proper” political distribution.

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Feb-12-18 7:24 PM

Who’s the liar????

Search these – Told U so (no more nice guy)

Top Republicans are already talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security next

Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

Trump proposes cutting entitlements by $1.7 trillion — enough to pay for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts: report


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Feb-12-18 6:44 AM

The Conservative Theme --

"Do as I SAY, NOT as I DO ! ! !"

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Feb-11-18 12:32 PM

Surely u couldn’t have missed my many declarations of business borrowing for Capital Expenditures and what happens when that cost goes up. Ad nauseum would accurately describe it.

"The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world," said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual. That means the surge in the 10-year yield — from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now -- has increased the cost of money generally.”

It is often said the stock market precedes the economy about 6 months.

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Feb-11-18 12:14 PM

To quote Conservatives prior to 2016:

Do u pay off debts when you have extra $$$ or when u r unable to pay your bills?

“We should be using this time of relatively full employment to pay down debt, or at least reduce it relative to G.D.P. “The boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity at the Treasury,” wrote John Maynard Keynes. But Republicans have turned that sage advice on its head. They are providing more stimulus to an economy with 4 percent unemployment than they were willing to allow an economy with 8 percent unemployment.”

“Conservatives decried the $787 billion Bush/Obama stimulus package enacted in. At best, they think it accomplished nothing because the additional federal borrowing took as much out of the economy as the stimulus put in. At worst, the deficits and enlargement of government will lead to slower growth and inflation not too far down the road.

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Feb-11-18 10:54 AM

The larger question is, How much is your monthly deduction for your medical and dental coverage and is there a noticeable difference compared to non-federal employees

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Feb-11-18 8:09 AM

lawmajor...Spot on point! The liberals here are really hurting!! LOL

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Feb-09-18 10:36 AM

The top 1 percent will see a permanent 7.5 percent income increase compared to a temporary 2.2 percent for the middle class (both on borrowed money).

Clearly if the wealthy get the biggest cuts they will have to pay less of the borrowed money back, a lot less.

Tax Policy Center's findings are very similar to what the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress' official nonpartisan estimators, reported earlier this week. According to JCT, 8 percent of filers would face a tax increase of $100 or more in 2019 and 16.5 percent would pay over $100 more in taxes in 2027. A sizable number of Americans earning $20,000 to $100,000 would be hit with higher tax bills.

Don’t know where u fit on the scale.

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Feb-09-18 9:47 AM

A 2% raise is a heck of a lot better than most retired people have gotten in the past 8 years. Try being grateful for that. With regards to your complaint re: "the small increase" you received due to Trump's new tax plan, how about a Thank You for at least getting one. Some folks are just "ungrateful".

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Feb-09-18 7:44 AM

Some that gets nearly a 1k annual raise and complains about it makes me wonder. I bet you are one of those people that nearly always returns your food at the restaurant because it is never done good enough to please you.

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