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Hackers Obtain Over a Million Social Security and Driver’s License Numbers

By Ken Marks | May 27, 2013 |

Talk about a scare… Washington Officials have let out the news that the Washington State Court system has been hacked into.  What this means is that your driver’s license number along with millions of others’, including Social Security numbers, has fallen into the wrong hands. The data accessed allows the hackers to commit financial fraud,…

Judge Tackles Court Case Against Lawyers with Star Trek References

By Ken Marks | May 22, 2013 |

With the upcoming sequel to director J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot premiering a few weeks away, everyone’s prepping to boldly go where previous installments of the space series has gone before.  On that list is none other than U.S. District Judge Otis Wright. During a trail that had lawyers chasing after illegal porn downloaders, Wright…

What if Obama Cuts Social Security?

By Ken Marks | May 20, 2013 |

Many are worried about President Obama’s vow to work with Republicans in terms of budget cuts.  His recently produced 2014 budget proposal hints at cutting well-deserved Social Security benefits in the future. With the way things are going, the Social Security program is going to run out of money in the next few decades anyway. …

Is Obama Losing Support Due to his Social Security Stance?

By Ken Marks | May 8, 2013 |

President Obama has vowed to continue attempting to work with Republican lawmakers when it comes to Social Security and Medicare benefits…even at the cost of irritating many of his Democratic supporters. Obama states, “Occasionally I may make some of you angry because I’m going to reach out to Republicans, and I’m going to keep on…

Companies No Longer Want to Pick Up Health-Care Tabs

By Ken Marks | May 6, 2013 |

If you’re planning on retiring and receiving health-care benefits from your employer, then best of luck to you.  Benefits are going through a drastic change and due to rising costs employers are eliminating health-care benefits for former employees. With the Affordable Care Act altering things, even more employers are re-strategizing in order to contain their…

Social Security and Veterans’ Benefits to Get Cut

By Ken Marks | April 29, 2013 |

Have you heard of COLA?  No, it’s not the soft drink you buy at convenience stores or fast food joints when you’re looking to quench your thirst.  COLA is the cost of living adjustment for Social Security and veterans’ benefits.  Washington DC politicians are bringing up a budget deal that could lead to major cuts…

AARP Plans to Protect Social Security During Budget Cuts

By Ken Marks | April 25, 2013 |

The debate to lash the federal budget deficit has topped Mt. Everest in altitude as its placed center stage in Washington.  What is the government proposing?  Slashing Medicare and Social Security benefits, which would greatly affect the millions of Americans who have “paid” into them. What happens if you’re planning on retiring?  Well, some elderly…

Inequality Earnings Have Been on the Rise since 1980

By Ken Marks | April 22, 2013 |

Annual income data has shown that there has been an inequality in America in terms of earnings since 1937.  What this shows is that the average American is dealing with a stagnating income whereas top earners are skyrocketing with gains.  The Social Security Administration’s data captured the information from individuals during 1937 to 2004. What…

Social Security & Medicare Tough to Cut

By Ken Marks | April 17, 2013 |

Obama is set on clarifying a misconception regarding this country’s Medicare program.  Most Americans don’t realize that Medicare recipients receive only what they have paid for through taxes, premiums and medical co-payments.  Basically, for every dollar you pay to Medicare, you draw about $3 in benefits.  This misconception is what’s giving politicians a headache in…

Protestors Want Lawmakers to Scrap the FICA Wage Cape

By Ken Marks | April 15, 2013 |

Protestors at a rally in downtown Chicago want lawmakers to protect America’s social security.  A wage cap has been imposed on the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax that hinders a lot of workers and protestors want the makers to “scrap the cap”. Along with scrapping the cap, the demonstrators want to see the full…