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Senior News: 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

 These 10 states impose the highest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger’s 2014 analysis of state taxes. Five of them treat Social Security benefits just like Uncle Sam—taxing up to 85%. Exemptions for other types of retirement income are limited or nonexistent. This year, we also looked at states’ capital gains rates because the six-year-long […] Read More →

Social Security: The Forgotten Crisis

Kevin Glass  In President Obama’s first term, Republicans made a lot of hay by pointing out that our entitlement programs are on an unsustainable path, and that argument was supported by the Simpson-Bowles bipartisan commission to fix the long-term deficit. In Obama’s second term, other, more immediate crises have arisen. But entitlements still loom large […] Read More →

Michelle Malkin: Jose Antonio Vargas: The Face of the Entitled Illegal Alien

 They’ve blown it again, big time. They just can’t help themselves. During the Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and Che Guevara shirt-wearing, fist-thrusting marches across the country. Left-wing public relations […] Read More →

DOW at 17,000 — But You’re Not Invited

Larry Elder  The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” But it sure helps if you own a boat. In this case, the “boat” would be the dynamic American stock […] Read More →

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

 Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday. The agency blames budget constraints. As a result, seniors seeking information and help from the […] Read More →

Obama Asked Treasury Secretary to Lie About the Economy [VIDEO]

Ben Marquis,   President Obama has filled his administration with paid liars and fiscal deniers, and they are destroying our economy, which in turn is threatening our national security. They have lied about everything related to our economy, like Social Security, the impact of Obamacare, and the real unemployment numbers. They have lied so much that they […] Read More →

The Slow-Motion Train Wreck of Entitlement Programs

Daniel J. Mitchell The Census Bureau just released a report on America’s aging population. The big takeaway is that our population will be getting much older between now and 2050. And since I’m a baby boomer, I very much like the fact that we’re expected to live longer. But as a public finance economist, I’m […] Read More →

Judge: Indiana must still recognize 1 gay marriage

 The state of Indiana must recognize a lesbian couple’s out-of-state marriage throughout their legal fight to have one of the women named as a spouse on her terminally ill partner’s death certificate, a judge ruled Thursday. The Indiana attorney general’s office said it would appeal. U.S. District Judge Richard Young’s preliminary injunction extends last month’s […] Read More →

Scorned and Burned Americans Warm Up to Social Security

Charles Payne  “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Because that’s the message from the latest Gallup poll that shows investor confidence in the stock market has not rebounded to the same degree as the stock market – not even close. In fact, considering 54% of non-retirees were still relying […] Read More →

Obama Blows off Deals With GOP, Creating Era of Bad Feelings

Michael Barone, Second-term presidencies are an opportunity for bipartisan compromise. The institutional stars are in alignment to address long-range problems not amenable in other circumstances. The president is barred from running for a third term and thus does not have to worry about his next campaign. In Congress, members of the president’s party, with some […] Read More →

Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

 Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback. Starting this September, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume mailings at five-year intervals to workers who have not signed up to view their statements online, an agency […] Read More →

Good news: Social Security will stop robbing kids to pay for their parents’ debts

Happy Tax Day, America!  According to the Washington Post, the Social Security Administration will stop looting the tax refunds of innocent people to pay off their relatives’ “debts.”  Enjoy this wonderful gift from your benevolent mega-government! The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way […] Read More →