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Who gets paid sick days?

From the Economic Policy Institute comes this piece on who gets benefits: The pandemic highlighted vast inequalities in the United States, especially in the U.S. labor market. Striking disparities were magnified in who could work from home and who had to go into work in person, who was able to keep their job and who […]

Did Biden Lie About Social Security or is Washington Post’s Fact Checker a Damned Liar?

“Did Biden Lie About Social Security or is Washington Post’s Fact Checker a Damned Liar?“ Dale Coberly: Well. you won’t find out from me.  I only read about it third hand, and because the “fact checker” …Glenn Kessler….is behind a paywall you are going to have to find it for yourself. So, I don’t know […]

Solutionary Rail – A people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads . . .

Solutionary Rail – “A people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future“ I was wandering around the internet when I came across the Solutionary Rail site. I was looking for something in particular and was not able to find it. The site itself gives the detail on why railway […]

He thought they were migrants on the bus

This is kind of an interesting story. It shows how crazy some of us and it also shows a presence in our military too. Active or reservist military are not supposed to be doing this. Here we have an off-duty officer of the Massachusetts Army National Guard following a busload of senior citizens in a dangerous […]

Aggregate Medicare payments to Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans were to be the private plans able to deliver more and better healthcare than FFS Medicare. MA plans does offer more services than FFS Medicare. It offers similar services at a higher cost than ordinary Medicare costs. This is accomplished by over coding healthcare issues of participants which in turn […]

August personal income and spending: major downward revisions overwhelm modestly positive monthly gains

August personal income and spending: major downward revisions overwhelm modestly positive monthly gains  – by New Deal democrat This morning’s personal income and spending report for August was positive month over month both in nominal and real terms, but the major story was in the revisions. Personal spending is the essentially the opposite side of […]