08 May 2020

Republicans Say: Let the Looting Begin as the Perfect Crime Unfolds Before Our Eyes

    Somewhere inside an office at the Republican National Committee headquarters and in offices of other top Republican pollsters, there are studies showing Trump will lose to Biden in the next election. The poll results are secret, but they are no surprise. Trump is erratic, vindictive, immoral, corrupt, venal,

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07 May 2020

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Continue to Expand Unchecked

The Trump administration is the poster child of self-serving deals. From giving tax breaks that benefit his own companies to appointing his family to top government posts when they are not qualified to spending  $30 million for golf trips to his various properties, Trump is continuing the same scams and

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01 Feb 2020

The Average Guys Reaction to the Trump Impeachment

          Most media pundits are academics, politicians, ex-politicians, political consultants or other professional hangers-on who dominate the Washington scene. But it’s too bad almost none of these outlets include observations from average Americans, except for those wasted and politically ineffective posts on Facebook and Twitter. Still,

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05 Nov 2019

Carried Interest Helps Explain Jones’ Buttigieg Endorsement

  Nothing smacks of self-interest better than a rich person trying to defend their wealth. Self-interest is as old as human and animal DNA, so it is no surprise that it’s still a paramount concern today. It also is no surprise that self-interest among the very rich plays a role

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17 Sep 2019

Time To Bring Political Literacy Into the Workplace

    As they have for decades, Americans are having an increasingly difficult time preparing for retirement. As numerous studies have shown, the American workforce, now neatly divided into Gen Xers, Millennials and Baby Boomers, all say they cannot save enough for retirement. Workers are burdened with student debt, home

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16 Aug 2019

When a Huge Firm Admits It Has No Solution for the Retirement Crisis

      In a short, but illustrative “thought leadership” report from Prudential, the $1.4 trillion in asset insurance and retirement planning firm, three major sources of financial stress were identified as affecting the future financial security of millions of retirees. The report, Preparing for Longevity: Overcoming Financial Wellness Challenges,

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24 May 2019

Why Retirees Should Be the Best Whistleblowers

      What happens when you are retired and bored with playing cards or golf, and going for coffee, but you have an active mind.  Then, you remember that in your previous professional life, you saw business behavior that was illegal. Maybe you saw suspect transactions or met clients

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22 May 2019

Americans Want Justice, But Can the Dems Deliver?

      “Justice delayed is justice denied.” –William Gladstone (1809-1898)   American voters have short memories, but most remember that executives who headed the nation’s major financial and mortgage firms that led to the 2008 real estate crash the subsequent eight-year-long recession were never prosecuted for their criminal derelictions

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10 May 2019

Progressive’s Push on Credit Cards Is Major Wedge Issue With Biden

      The recent news that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%, should be a major wedge issue between the progressives (including Sen. Elizabeth Warren) and Joe Biden. This is a stark difference in their views about

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09 Apr 2019

When Financial Advisors Lack Political Sense, Fire Them

        A new survey from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) found that 55% of Baby Boomers had retirement savings today. In 2011, the study found that 75% of Boomers had retirement savings. Worse, among this current group, 50% have less than $250,000 in retirement accounts. Depressing surveys

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