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Could the U.S. Print Its Way Out of the Debt Crisis?

Filed under: Economy, CurrencyBy mid-August the government coffers could be running dry if there isn’t some upward adjustment to the federal debt ceiling made by Congress in the next few days. One proposal to deal with the issue: Print more money.

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Social Security: Why Seniors Are Mad as Hell

Filed under: Retirement, EconomyToday, Fran Liotta has two harsh words for the U.S. government, “unconscionable, outrageous!”

The 77-year-old retiree says she had to read President Obama’s warning twice. She couldn’t believe that the federal governme…

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Is Social Security Safe with the Tea Party in Power?

Filed under: Retirement, Columns, Health CareThe recently averted shutdown of the U.S. government that seemed almost inevitable last week as Republicans and Democrats battled over the federal budget would have been a serious blow to the country and its…

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GOP Is Winning the Budget Battle, but May Lose the Political War

The Republicans are winning this year’s budget battle: Discretionary spending will decrease. But this is hardly the time for the GOP to take a victory lap: Next, the GOP will have to lower unemployment and improve the average Am…

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Congress Passes Spending Bill: GOP Wins First Round of Federal Budget Battle

For those investors keeping score at home, Republicans have won “Round 1” of the budget battle in Washington. But in the long run, all Americans may benefit if a government shutdown is averted.

Congress has just agreed to a Republican-crafted bill th…

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