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Thomas Massie: Eliminate Social Security Taxes To Give Relief To Seniors

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is very concerned about the solvency of our nation’s entitlement programs, but does not want the failing programs to be propped up by forcing more money out of the pockets of cash-strapped senior citizens. This is one of the reasons why he introduced the “Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act” to end taxes on Social Security income. “[Social Security] has been constructed kind of to be a Ponzi scheme. They are scraping money off the payments to make other payments,” Massie said during a Washington Examiner interview. He claims that government is devising more ways to rob… Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

In Addition To His Sick Beats–did Dr. Marc Allan Feldman Leave Us With a Practical Solution To Social Security?

It has been almost three weeks since former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Marc Allan Feldman passed away. Feldman, an anesthesiologist from Cleveland, was a beloved Party activist who finished 5th in the presidential primary voting at the Libertarian Party convention in May. Among his many accomplishments in both his professional life, as well as in the Libertarian Party, Dr. Feldman is remembered for the closing statement–which is really more of a rap–he delivered during the convention’s presidential debate. However, one part of Feldman’s debate performance especially stood out to me, and it was not the rap. While responding to a… Keep Reading

Economics/Politics

U.S. Nuclear Force To Phase Out Floppy Disks By 2017 Despite $80 Billion On Federal Upgrades

If you asked most children what a floppy disk is, they wouldn’t have the slightest clue. While most computers today do not even use one – a sign of progress – a recent report states that the U.S. Pentagon is still using 8-inch floppy disks from the 1970s to operate its nuclear weapons. This should be a disturbing revelation on many counts. Seemingly undeterred by the lucrative spending allocated towards the military budget, (about $598.5 billion just in 2015) the Office of Management and Budget noted $80 billion of it was to be allocated towards maintaining aging computer systems. Yet, the Government of Accountability Office showed that the Pentagon was one of… Keep Reading

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