4/29/2005

AN ANALYSIS OF USING “PROGRESSIVE PRICE INDEXING” TO SET SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Filed under: Social Security — 9:21 pm

Robert Pozen, a former vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and member of President Bush’s Social Security Commission, has proposed a change in the Social Security benefit structure that he refers to as “progressive indexing.” Senators Lindsey Graham and Robert Bennett, among others, have indicated they are considering including this proposal in Social Security plans they are developing. In addition, President Bush praised the proposal at a March 16 press conference, and White House press secretary Scott McClellan subsequently called the proposal “very useful and constructive.”[1]

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Filed under: Lifestyle — 3:46 pm

Wanna buy the New Pope’s old car? Does Ebay have a deal for you!!

Need to translate? Google apparently can’t translate ebay pages.Translation will be from German to English, and even then it is difficult to understand.

‘Miracle’ needed to win back Senate

Filed under: Interesting — 2:03 pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid raised a few eyebrows yesterday on the Senate floor when he said it would take a “miracle” for Democrats to win enough races next year to take back the Senate.

Congress Passes Budget With Cuts in Medicaid and in Taxes

Filed under: Politics — 1:53 pm

The House and Senate broke a lengthy impasse over federal spending Thursday night, narrowly adopting a $2.56 trillion federal budget for 2006 that aims to trim the growth of Medicaid by $10 billion over five years, add $106 billion in tax cuts and clear the way for oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge.

The back-to-back votes – 214 to 211 in the House and 52 to 47 in the Senate – ran mostly along party lines. As the roll was called in the Senate, shortly before midnight, Vice President Dick Cheney sat in the chamber, ready to cast his vote to break a tie, if necessary.

Detainee Questioning Was Faked, Book Says

Filed under: Conspiracy,Terrorism — 1:48 pm

Why does this not surprise me? Anything this administration does ceases to amaze me anymore, appalls yes, amaze no.

Detainee Questioning Was Faked, Book Says The U.S. military staged the interrogations of terrorism suspects for members of Congress and other officials visiting the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to make it appear the government was obtaining valuable intelligence, a former Army translator who worked there claims in a new book scheduled for release Monday

Obesity in middle age linked with dementia

Filed under: Medical,Science — 1:43 pm

Being obese in middle age increases the likelihood of dementia later in life, according to a new study that followed people from their forties through to old age.

Fiddling While Crucial Programs Starve

Filed under: Opinion,Politics — 12:47 pm

Has the U.S. become like ancient Rome, in love with costly conquest?

Notice the price of gasoline lately? Isn’t it great that we have secured Iraq’s oil? And as Congress signs off on yet another huge supplementary grant to supposedly protect U.S. interests in the Mideast, our president pathetically begs his Saudi buddies for a price break. As the fall of Rome showed, imperialism never pays

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