Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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Mickey Kaus explains what should really worry congressional Democrats after last night’s special election loss in New York: It’s not that Israel and gay marriage emerged as medium sized ”wedge issues” (translation: issues) that drove some Democrats in a quirky district heavily populated by Orthodox Jews to vote for Republican Bob Turner. Few other districts look like NY-9. […]

Did you know you’re only allowed ten replacement Social Security cards in your lifetime? What happens when you go all the way to eleven? You don’t get to collect when you retire? You can’t change jobs? Republicans will ban you from voting? Do they really have a database that keeps track of these things? They […]

Why not start the soul-numbing, self-esteem crushing experience start early? You say your little tyke wants to grow up to be a fireman or an astronaut? Diminish his expectations now with your child’s very first office cubicle.(Thks: Gizmodo) Might as well get them to work early on paying the national debt and paying into Social […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I have an online column looking at the lack of a cost of living adjustment for seniors and President Obama’s plan to give every social security recipient $250. Typical inflation may not be affecting the bottom line for seniors, but the cost of government keeps going up: Perhaps Obama recognizes […]

From today’s Waukesha Freeman Sound Off: Social Security I am commenting on the person that was published in the Saturday Sound Off blaming President Bush because they lost half of their money in the stock market and was also glad that he never had a chance to privatize Social Security. Your problem is that you […]

Milwaukee Magazine‘s Bruce Murphy criticizes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for using an expert from the Heritage Foundation to grade the responses of each Wisconsin congressman to the question of what to do about the growing fiscal problem posed by entitlement spending. The JS Sunday Crossroads section has done a fine job of balancing right-wing and […]