Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

It's forgivable that Ben Franklin didn't include governmental bureaucracies with death and taxes as being the only certainties of life. After all, he died 143 years before that other Franklin – Roosevelt – laid the groundwork for the America's administrative state. This revelation came to me in early October, five days after my wife passed … Continue reading Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful

Carly Fiorina misses a golden opportunity and doesn’t understand the Social Security shortfall

By Timothy Imholt PhD Carly Fiorina recently had a chance to put all the republican candidates on the defensive and missed it. She struck out. How did this happen? I was recently in the audience at an event hosted by Scott Brown with Carly Fiorina addressing a crowd of a few hundred individuals, some supporters, … Continue reading Carly Fiorina misses a golden opportunity and doesn’t understand the Social Security shortfall

Geithner vs. Geithner…Is Social Security Adding to the Deficit?

By Steve Eggleston On Monday, a small passage in former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's upcoming book caused quite a stir. In the passage, Geithner details how the White House political team pressured him to say on the Sunday talk show circuit sometime in 2011 that Social Security wasn't creating any deficits, when he, according to … Continue reading Geithner vs. Geithner…Is Social Security Adding to the Deficit?

He’s right, He’s right they can’t both be right on Social Security

Mordcha: Why should I break my head about the outside world. Let the outside world break it's own head! Tevye: He's right, as the good book says: 'If you spit in the air it lands in your face.' Perchik: Nonsense you can't close your eyes to what's happening in the world Tevye: He's Right Avram: … Continue reading He’s right, He’s right they can’t both be right on Social Security