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Thomas Markovich and Charles Hosszu are so right. Not enough money for the USS Lincoln, but always enough money for Air Force One to fly the queen and king around.
I can't understand why the Republican Party wants to cut Social Security and Medicare. If the cuts on Medicare are deep enough, with all the deaths, Social Security should start showing a surplus. Maybe then we can cut more taxes on the rich.
I wonder how many in Congress would have their job if common sense were a prerequisite.
The episode of sequestration – the $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that take effect today – reminds us of what happens when legislators cease to legislate.
HAMMOND | A Gary woman is charged with stealing more than $1,000 from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
An entitlement, according to Congress, is anything that’s not paid for.
GARY | A Gary woman accused of taking more than $50,000 in Social Security benefits from children whose mother died was sentenced Tuesday to a year of house arrest.
After reading Bill Krueger’s letter (“Big Business should help fund Social Security,” Feb. 1), I can only wonder where he gets his “facts."
Bill Krueger's recent letter advocated employers paying 1 percent into Social Security for each employee. I felt I needed to clear up some misconceptions.
There was an interesting article in last week's paper. CEOs are proposing raising the Social Security retirement age for maximum benefits.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is urging recipients of federal benefits by paper check to prepare to switch for funds to be sent to them electronically.
Offering perspective on today's issues
The mishandling of the Social Security funds began in the 1980s by both parties. After about 50 years of workers paying into the fund, which had accumulated to well over $2 trillion in surplus, the happy boys of Congress thought they discovered a slush fund to dip into at their wishes.
A small group gathered outside Congressman Pete Visclosky's office to express its opinions on taxes, Medicare and Social Security.
INDIANAPOLIS | The coalition of Indiana labor unions will hold a candlelight vigil Monday outside the Merrillville office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, to call attention to the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debate in Congress.
Judy Kralik, Valparaiso | "I'd like free Medicare. I don't want things to change like Social Security or other social benefits, either."
The election is over, but now our country faces another big moment. Behind closed doors, some members of Congress are using the lame duck congressional session to arrange a “grand bargain” — and some are insisting on extending tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans while cutting Med…
Indiana Social Security offices will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Both Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock claimed victory following the first U.S. Senate debate Monday, which saw the candidates clash repeatedly on issues of policy and partisanship.
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