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George Washington

George Washington: The 1st Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Washington is the first in a 43 part series covering why those of you who predict impending...

State of the Union

This Is The 2014 State Of The Union Address

State of the Union Address replay State of the Union fact check State of the Union We have our highest graduation rate in three decades. There have been eight million new jobs created over the past four years, and we currently have the lowest unemployment rate in 5 years. We...

minimum wage

Minimum Wage and Damage For Probable Growth

  In 2013, bills to raise the minimum wage were introduced in more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.   Minimum Wage Increasing the minimum wage would help shrink the gender pay gap. Women make $.77 on the $1 that men make, and comprise 56% of all minimum wage workers....

Social Security: If It’s Still Around, Wait

Social Security Act The Social Security Act was signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Social Security calculates benefits on the average of the 35 best earning years. Low or zero earning years will reduce the benefit. Half of all people begin social security at...

huddled masses

What Did The Tired, Poor, And Huddled Masses Do?

  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The Problem 11.7 million undocumented immigrants currently reside in the country. There is a current...

Here Are The Facts On Unemployment Benefits

What Are They? Payments made by the government and other authorized bodies to unemployed people. The benefits themselves are very modest, averaging just $300 a week. However, only about 40% of the long term unemployed collect benefits.   How Long Do They Last? State unemployment benefits are 26 weeks. Extensions have passed Congress 11...

Obamacare: A View From The Middle by Wally Pinkard

Obamacare: A View From The Middle

Will Obama’s young supporters ensure Obamacare’s survival against their own financial interest? It is well documented that youth were key to the Obama campaign’s success in 2008 and 2012. Much of the campaigns success was predicated on getting youth engaged in the political process and approaching them in the digital...