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Do I feel the same way about other lawsuits – say, a difficult and hotly contested medical malpractice action? The impeccably dressed Little, who on this day sported a Social Security button on his jacket lapel, indeed was always quick with a quip. With news that the incoming Trump administration probably won’t even submit a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget much less a FY 2017 budget, the pending House and Senate appropriations bills become even more important than usual.
The Associated Press reports that President Bush has now grudgingly, but officially, agreed that he will no longer pursue private accounts at Social Security – or at least he will not pursue private accounts to begin until at least 2011 or 2012. This retiring employee is not being replaced, which is indicative of Social Security’s terrible budget problems.
I think we should also take this as a sign that Republicans in Congress have some level of concern that the GOP will now be blamed for backlogs at Social Security. Congress should act in the coming few years to close Social Security’s funding gap by requiring those who are most able to afford it to pay somewhat more.
This short and seemingly unimportant article from The Express-Times , a Pennsylvania newspaper, contains themes which reflect widespread problems at Social Security. Simple arithmetic indicates that the social security trust fund is headed for trouble. Yet he struggled to get Phong Heu, the owner of Social Equality, to pay his bills on time or give him money when he needed it to buy groceries and other necessities.
Most federal employees hired before 1984, because since January 1, 1983 all federal employees have paid the Medicare hospital insurance part of the Social Security Tax. However, from a legal standpoint, I think the regulations already address …Read More